11 May 2018


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Finally I managed to get my flowers in the pots and was relieved that at least now the front yard looks nice.

I have to say that all my flowers are fake flowers but so nicely made that everybody thinks that they are real. Good for me now I don't have to care anymore, no watering, nothing.

Even my friends who came for a scrabble thought they all were real, and Arthur watched the game  and what we ate !  When we had the cake, nobody wanted to have coffee because it was so hot, so I opened a bottle of "Champagne" without alcohol ! That's very much appreciated when it is so warm.

My "office" was moved to the terrace and I spent the whole afternoon outside with my 3 secretaries.

My aqua gym was very nice because it was warm and I just had thrown a dress over my swimming suit, because in winter there a many layers to be taken off and the difference between the warm water and the outside temperature is big.

For the rest of the week I spent my days outside until today, where the temperature dropped during the night for 10°C which is a lot. Therefore back to warmer clothes ! 

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9 May 2018


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1. What are your ingredients for a perfect Saturday?

I like to go out. Theatre, cinema, exhibitions, excursions, or meeting with friends

2. What skill do you wish more people took the time to learn?

using a Smartphone, a tablet or a computer for the vintage people. Life would be more easy for them.

3. What's something you ate as a child you can't stand now as an adult?

Salad with sweet dressing ! My grandma always put sugar in the salad and milk plus the vinegar of course, that was a German recipe !

4. Something parenting has taught you? If you're not a parent tell us one important lesson you learned from your own parents.

To get rid of useless principles my parents had taught me

5. Share a favorite quote or saying about mothers or motherhood.

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

6. Insert your own random thought here.

 When do I pull out weeds in our garden (yard) ? Each day I find another excuse !

8 May 2018


I stayed with my friend Claudie at her home in Ollioules. It is part of the Var department of France in the central-southern region of Provence, situated along the French riviera between Bandol and Saint-Raphael.

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