Header image by Natalie Rapoport. Antoni Gaudi. Sagrada Familia. Barcelona.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dans le Pont...

Amidst all the preparations to winter holiday season, Christmas and New Year , there's always one tiny special day. It's happening today, my birthday. Friends are catching up by e-mails, junior gave me a loving hug in the morning, husband returning from business trip on Friday. Today is a usual mid week day with work to do, school and after school programs.

Everyone is busy and getting busier check marking the long lists To Do, hurrying up, wrapping up, anticipating joyous gatherings, slimming up to fit into a new gown, etc... etc... etc...
But if only a girl could have a wish for Santa it would be being there now, tonight...
I love les ponts de Paris so much...
Image by Natalie Rapoport
OK, to lighten while decorating, driving for errands or working in my studio I'm  hooked up on Peter Mayle's audio book  The Vintage Caper. Light and delicious as a fine gateau. Whatever is savoured with delight in this detective tale set in Bordeaux and Marseille, and brilliantly read by Erik Davies, you get the flavour too. The writer is a proven master of relishing the simple pleasures of life. Very inspirational for all the festive cooking to come.
Bon appetit!

Best wishes and Merry Christmas to all my new friends!


  1. Happy birthday to you! I hope you had a wonderful day. My birthday was Monday the 19th.

    "The Vintage Caper" was delightful to read. Love Peter Mayle's tales of Provence.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Thank you my dear Sagittarius friend. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to you too!

  3. OH dear, your new friend missed your birthday! Pardon, chère Nathalie. Well I"m here now savoring that bridge photo and wishing you and I were standing there together just breathing Paris. Le sigh.
    JOYEUX NÖEL à toi et votre famille. (Correct my French please)
    Gros Bisous,

  4. And a BONNE ANNÉE ma chère amie.


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