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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
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It's been raining so much that I haven't really been outside, except to get wood and mail! Yesterday, Yves came to "consult" on exchanging train tickets and other life lessons! I always go out to make sure there isn't any... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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Yesterday Jane and I headed to Figeac to celebrate Christmas together before I head back to the states on Tuesday. We had our favorite breakfast buffet at the Pont D'Or Best Western and then headed to the Carrefour for a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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I am continuing to be wowed by the various stages of light, dark, clouds, moon and river that happen right in front of the Chatette on a regular basis. It seems to just keep coming, I realized this morning that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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Yesterday was peanut butter cookie day here at the Chatette. I made two batches: traditional with the fork criss-cross and then the thumb prints with chocolate and strawberry jam. I had to improvise on the Hershey Kisses. It was a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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Taking a break from watching the Impeachment Inquiry in the House Judiciary Committee, I wandered into the kitchen to make a pot of coffee. I needed the coffee less than the "Irish" I was going to put in it and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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Under the weather a bit on Saturday evening, I didn't make it up to the Mairie with my 24 raffle tickets to see if I'd won anything. I let Christiane know that I wouldn't be going. She sent an email... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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This season I find myself building a collection of Christmas Cookie tins. I didn't really expect to be enjoying this cookie making so much, AND I needed a place to put them. Oh, I do have plastic containers, but tins... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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I was on a mission to Cajarc on Thursday. I'd decided to get my flu shot before I headed back to the states AND I had a rather nice chunk of euros that I also wanted to get in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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The morning mists have been settling in here in the valley along the Lot. Right out my front door here at 2399 Route de la Vallee, we are transformed. While this is a color photo I filtered to black and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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While I can wax romantically about the colors of fall and the greens of summer and spring, winter is full of wonders that you just can't see during other seasons. I never gave it much thought till I came to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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...I gave you my heart! This little tune has been rolling around in my head from the internet-a theme to a new movie out or to any of the many Hallmark Christmas movies I've been watching on youtube. Last Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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It's really rare for me to be in the states on Christmas. I love being here and celebrating, as well as the last couple that I celebrated in Paris. This year, I will be leaving here on the 17th to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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The one cookie that I love most in the world is pecan balls. My Mom made them every Christmas and they were always such a treat. During one of my first Christmases here at the Chatette, I wanted to make... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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Sometimes paying attention to tiny details pays off. Thursday's run to Villefranche had me pulled to a manger scene that reminded me of one that we had as children growing up. Ours was cardboard with a silver glitter star on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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I don't know what Jane and I were looking at during my 60th birthday party at the Larribe's, but we were clearly having fun. We always do. This shot always makes me smile! So when Jane suggested a Villefranche run... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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I have often said, and still believe, that when you are thankful and grateful for what you have...what you are supposed to have will come to you. I have always tried to live by that-to feel the grateful and to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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This is a place that makes it easy to be grateful all year long. I have so much more to say about that on this day today-Thanksgiving-but, I'm on the run today to Villefranche with my friend Jane. It's an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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As the leaves fall and the color begins to wane, I welcome the appearance of the yellow paint brush tips. Tall, straight and thin, I love the yellow tips on these trees. I almost expect them to jump out of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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I love this shot of our Dad, with Jim and I. Dad never ceases to amaze me. I was telling him about some plastic recycling issues and what a champion my friend Jane is on that subject (as is the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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Balancing a life that is still split between two places can be quite a challenge. The split has taken various forms over the years. Some years mostly Cadrieu France, other years mostly New Orleans, and then there are these recent years where I can be flexible and get the best... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at SOAR to Success in SOCIAL WORK
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For those of us who are aging and are still fortunate enough to have one or both of our parents still with us, I find that a close relationship can get even closer. Although Mom passed in 2016, Dad is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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Looking for a photo I never found yesterday, I stumbled across these photos I took of the barn not long after I returned from the states in March of this year. I've been meaning to put the then and now... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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One of the things I've written about before was how I wanted to use the beauty of this place play naturally with light. I've shared some of those constructions with you in the past. This week I had fun with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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Waking up in France yesterday morning to find out that John Bel Edwards was re-elected Governor of Louisiana made my day. It's no secret that I take my voting and activism seriously, even from here. Sometimes, it's easier. With unlimited... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France
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Licorice has a personal kind of magic for me. It transports me to my childhood in St. Louis (Dellwood to be exact) when every Sunday we'd be in the Rambler Station Wagon heading to south St. Louis to see our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2019 at Soar-Dream-France