Christmas at Home

This will be our first year celebrating Christmas in our new home. The transition from city to country continues to be the most dramatic lifestyle shift I have known. Happy Christmas. Our first Christmas tree. Snowflake cookie cutter Our traditional snowflake gingerbread biscuits Christmas decorations in Lyon's Part Dieu commercial centre Decorations illuminate a square in a French town. A street lamp with an illuminated Bonnes Fêtes decoration Read more →

Snow and Warmth

For the first time in years, we watched snow falling while feeling warm. Snow in the valley. Allier, France. The snow arrived a few days ago. A welcome flurry of flakes just in time before our guests had to head home. When our guests arrived, Autumnal leaves were still on the trees; as they left, we drove through a stunning snow covered landscape. Inside looking out on snow. Being able to stand inside and look out across a snowy landscape is a treat. Read more →