I'm a happily married mum of two boys, aged 14 and 15, and as a family we moved to France eight years ago. My husband works for a French company, I teach English to French people aged 6 - 60, and English reading and writing to the English-speaking children of the area. We are part of a French Baptist Church in Toulouse City Centre. I love to shop for French vintage lace, fabric and household items, and to combine them with my British and global treasures in interesting ways.
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Rentrée Resolutions 2012
Make more time for other people - get actively and consistently involved with friends, groups and wider family
Use my pedometer to make sure I walk at least 15,000 steps per day
Continue to enjoy life to the full
Continue my short sessions of toning exercises at least five times a week
Keep my teaching room tidy!
I am not a perfect mother or housewife. There is dog hair under the sofa and the boys eat with their elbows on the table, however much they're nagged. I just assume you'd rather see the pretty stuff!
Forget-me-nots from Niki's garden (Nostalgia at the Stonehouse)
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Last weekend Son 1 turned 15 - pretty quietly, as he was revising for his Brevet exams. It was only marked on my blog, for example, by a change of his age in my profile...
However, this Friday evening his exams were over and we baked (yet another) birthday treacle tart as requested, and set up the tent in the garden. His friend (who'll be starting an apprenticeship in September) came over and helped me and Son 2 to decorate the treacle tart with candles from the candle tub - they gleefully used some little train candle-holders that last graced Son 1's fifth birthday cake! The candle light glinted on the golden tart as we carried it to the darkened table under the silver birch trees. It was a beautiful, relaxed celebration.