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Laury Bourgeois
FRANCE
I am a single, professional social worker, living in the south of France.
Interests: garden, hike, play piano, bike ride, read ravenously, cook and photography
Recent Activity
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..the Chatette, Jane's flowers have a special life of their own once they arrive and move in with us! This big bunch started its journey from the terrain, to the car, to the basket of my bike; so I could... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Soar-Dream-France
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I don't usually buy my bread at the Intermarche. but the other day, I remembered Evelyn saying she buys her bread there. She also mentioned that it comes from Besse. I tend to go to Lagarde or Roux for my... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Soar-Dream-France
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It's no secret that I am so happy to be having my first fall here in five years. As I've been watching the vines crawl over and up the front of the Chatette, I've been thinking "it never did that... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Soar-Dream-France
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One morning a couple of weeks ago, I was making Sam's breakfast and my first cup of coffee. Looking out the kitchen window there was this cat who in the dark could have been Sam. I turned around and she... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Soar-Dream-France
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Throughout the summer, I have been sharing photos of Jane's beautiful flowers with you. She began calling them "Jam Jar" Bouquets (with shorter stems) and worked with a mutual friend during the summer to sell them at some markets nearby... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Soar-Dream-France
HUGE MERCI, Niels-as I commented on FB-(once I finally got it right)..."I live in a painting and my life is a movie!" I wouldn't trade it for a million dollars, hmmm it is worth way more than a million dollars! Love to you and Bodil-Laury and Sam
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Dejeuner Days at Soar-Dream-France
Just keep us posted...I'm really glad to know that you are blogging again. I'm not good at slow, steady, steps at a time, and regrouping but it can be done and I'm sure you can do it! You are just that kind of a person. Plus, you have Bodil's love and support. You are both very lucky...as I am lucky to have you both in my life. Love you bunches-Laury and Sammie Cat
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Unanswered Prayers at Soar-Dream-France
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Hard to believe that this photo above was taken in April, 2005! Twelve years gone now, and it is the only photo that I have in all these years of Jane, Yves, and I together. A lot has happened during... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Soar-Dream-France
Oh Niels-I knew the summer had a lot going on for you, but I didn't realize that it was a struggle. Happy isn't always easy, but aren't we lucky to have wonderful people in our lives (I count you and Bodil as two) who make us happy just to hear from them and be with them! WE LOVE YOU BOTH-Laury and Sammie Cat...ps-we are pondering an International Overalls Celebration in France for the first time since 2009-I'll keep you posted!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Unanswered Prayers at Soar-Dream-France
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Today is another one of those poignant birthday days. You can call it a birthday in heaven. You can call it a lot of things, but the fact is that every year on this day I stop at some point... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Soar-Dream-France
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After a few intense days of grass cutting, I always enjoy taking a break and wandering around so I can look at my handiwork. From the road above the barn, I can look down and see if I missed any... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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Closing the door on La Galerie dans la Cave for now, I have other things to keep me busy and arrangements that need to be made to carry us into fall and winter en France. At the moment, it's the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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My baguettes from yesterday's post were my last stop on my list of Cajarc chores to be completed, but NOT my very last stop before heading home. Shockingly for me...I hit: La Poste, the bank, the pharmacy, the hardware store,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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...no matter where you are in the world! Got my absentee ballots off to New Orleans at the poste in Cajarc yesterday in way enough time. Of course, the pretty stamps go to personal letters to friends and family. And,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
Oh Niels, your words and feedback mean so much to me. You're so right! There is an ebb and flow to things like this and you just can't control for everything...although there are time's I think I might be crazy enough to try. I love your prediction and I think you're right. There are wheels turning and ideas rolling around...we shall see. Love you to bits-Hugs to Bodil-Laury and Sam
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2017 on Evolution of the Vernissage at Soar-Dream-France
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The first time I met "Hyacinthe," was the morning of the vernissage when Patrick was getting his "little people" arranged and labeled. She even had her name written on the base of her stand with SHUB! She was such a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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When I bought the Chatette back in 2002, I had a completely empty canvass to take and do with as I chose. I'd been writing in my journal from the first moment I saw the wine cave: This would be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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Even though I didn't have any new pieces for this year's vernissage, I did want to include this piece above that was a gift from my sister-in-law, Joan Parker-Bourgeois, a photo of Dali, and a photo of Sam. Dali was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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When I began to think about this year's vernissage, I wanted to have a special theme for the barn like I have done every year since 2010 when the barn (La Grange Dentelle) became part of our "We!" I'd decided... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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Every year, I look forward to seeing what Andre may have for us to display in the vernissage. Not only is Andre an artist, but he is an artisan. He does an excellent job of representing the Patrimoine (Heritage) of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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Brigitte is another retuning artist who keeps me going when I'm not sure I'm going to be pulling everything together. Her excitement and the range of subjects and techniques in her work always keeps me thinking about the vernissage in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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I always look forward to seeing what Patricia has been working on and what she might want to include in The Galerie dans la Cave each year. She has shown every year since I began have the vernissages during 2008.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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Irene Even though Patrick (SHUB) is a new artist to our vernissages here in La Galerie dans la Cave ; he is truly a seasoned professional, with a long, and very accomplished history in the art world. Patrick contacted me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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One of the things that I love most about doing the vernissage in La Galerie dans la Cave is discovering talent in my friends and finding new artists in the village. I realize that I might not have discovered Genevieve's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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Although most of the pieces in La Galerie dans la Cave are hung, there are still some pieces that need a place to rest. Below/Beside the window, you'll find four pieces, and a visitor that needed such a spot. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France