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Kristin Espinasse
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Thank you, Sarah, for the sound file feedback. This time I was unable to use my usual file editing program.
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Hi, Maria, I have not used Bedycasa. Lou has used it for his past trips to France, and recommends it. It is founded by a young French woman. Lou calls it a French Air BnB, and thinks it began before the more well-known company. It is just smaller, cosier.
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Thank you, Jivago. Good to read your praises for John Wooden. I look forward to reading one of his books. No, we have not yet chosen a name, and may just skip it.
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Follow your dream, Roddy! Nothing is permanent and change is good.
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Joie, You have motivated me to start a bucket list! Looking forward to seeing you in person one day. Wonderful to read about your Dad.
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That is exciting. Bonne chance, Donna (and future neighbor?)
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Sounds like a great project, Meiling. And thanks for the wonderful encouragement!
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Buffy, You are one of those inspiring people! I will never forget your driving (after flying from America)from England to the south of France--and beyond--as a single mom with two teenage boys!
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Our son, Max, and my Mom are safe in Mexico after yesterday's earthquake. We are saddened by the news and our thoughts and prayers go out to Mexico. Before hearing the news, I had planned on sharing the story of my 90-year-old reader from Florida who is traveling solo in France...looking to start a new chapter in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Margaret, Thank you for your helpful notes about the soundfile. Also, the comment from Chris brings up the question of iphones... Jean-Marc thinks the soundfiles could be incompatible with those. We do have some good products and helpful pharmacists here. 👍👍
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Thank you, Natalia. I forgot to mention: for the crumble to be really good, the fruit must be in season. I used the end-of-season nectarines (after testing them by pressing the skin lightly with my finger and sensing the softness beneath). Whatever fruit is in season should work. Recently I used peaches and strawberries. Bon appétit, mon amie !
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Thanks for the info, Wendy. I am working on this. Is anyone else still having difficulty accessing the sound file?
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The word brugnon is used when the pit sticks to the flesh, whereas the word nectarine is used when the pit is free. In English and in other languages, only the word nectarine exists, whether or not the pit sticks. Listen to the sentence in French, below. (photo: A brugnonier, or nectarine tree, at our former vineyard.)... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Thank you for the helpful explanation 👍
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Margaret, There was no visible gift aid box to tick (or matched donation box) at the Red Cross USA site. Good news is they accept Paypal, for a fast, easy transfer. Update: just discovered the Gift Aid site. Great idea for those in the UK wanting to help out victims of these hurricanes.
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Thank you very much, Ken, for such a thoughtful comment! As I write this Jean-Marc is on his bike, somewhere between Ceyrestes and Roquefort La Bedoule. I am about to walk to the farmers stand to get more fresh vegetables to prepare for friends. We are taking things day by day, taking the time to follow, as you wrote about, friends, current events, and, especially, family. Released from the big vineyard focus we can begin to pay more attention to our loved ones and to, as you say, begin to discover what makes us happy. I am deeply touched by the comments on this blog. I am sorry for not answering each comment--or all of those that follow the posts. I do read every one and share many of your thoughts with my family--for whom my attention is focused more and more. Thanks for your understanding and for reading. I am so grateful!
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That is a wonderful incentive. Thank you for the information, Margaret!
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Rebonjour, Sylvia, I just heard back from my listserver, who sends out my newsletter. Here is the message : Currently we are not having issues reaching the subscriber’s domain. As it is possible for email clients to update their security settings frequently, we recommend adding feedblitz@mail.feedblitz.com to your approved sender list to ensure you are receiving mailings as intended. We also recommend the subscriber check any other folders they may have, as it is possible the mailing has been displaced. In a nutshell, the emails are being sent to your inbox, but most likely they are ending up in a spam filter. Try adding the email mentioned above and let us know how this goes. Bonne chance!
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Thank you, Bruce, for the symbolism you shared. It painted a warm picture in my mind. We are settled, now, and enjoying this new departure.
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Thank you, Cyn, for the great big smile you put on my face.
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Robbie, yes, now that you mention it! Re the kitchen stool, our farmhouse, from before, had one...which actually had yellow in it if I remember correctly. Wish we had kept it, along with many of the things the former owners, Maggie and Michael, graciously left us (and which fit nicely in this new place... Oh those disappearing stools!)
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Hello, Sylvia, Will look into this right away, and see to it that these posts will be delivered to your inbox. Enjoyed your comment and reading about your passion for writing and painting--it is inspiring. I have forwarded your note to my Mom. We will see if she has any ideas about where to find those shirts. Love, Kristi
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Sorry about this, Meg. I noticed the file did nit upload in the same way today. I need to figure this out, after changing computers. Thanks for the report.
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Roseann, great idea about the stool! I am reading these comments out of order (via my email), and just responded to Robbie, who also mentioned kitchen stools. I never paid attention to the difference in height. Interesting...
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Julie, JM has not looked for sea urchins yet. I do not think it is the season (or receive a 5,000 euro fine if caught with one! ).
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