Needing a few pieces of furniture for our new, yet ancient home in France, we decided to check out some of the antiques dealers or ‘Brocantes’, second hand shops, in our area. When we arrived, they were still closed for lunch for another 35 minutes. What to do? The sun is shining, the tank is […]Read more "Of Grailly Dynasties & Limestone Fortunes"
A couple of years ago I read “The Hare with Amber Eyes” in which author de Waal softly narrates the fate of the House of Ephrussi, his family. He ties the generations of his forbears together with a richly embroidered silken ribbon, from their origin as Ukrainian grain merchants through the establishment of an aristocratic banking dynasty in […]Read more "No Amber Eyes"
no showers at all!!! We are enjoying an absolutely gorgeous day, well, one of us anyway, since the other one has unfortunately come down with a cold. While he’s prone and miserable, I decided to take advantage of the brilliant sunshine and go for a run to work off some of the horrific calorie-overload, with which […]Read more "French Graffiti – Disorienting Spectrum Shifts"
(credit see link) see the restored, present day version of the Arch of Germanicus here Sitting at my window perch in a well lived-in armchair, with my laptop resting on a slightly wobbly side table, necessitating to squeeze just one knee under the little table, while the other leg sprawls freely (no pencil skirts in […]Read more "A Little of This and That"
Only eighteen hours after the moving truck rolled out of sight, we signed the sales contracted for El Rancho Leon and before the ink was dry, began the drive from Kerrville to Austin for one last time. Early the next morning we left Texas for France. Our flights took us from Austin, TX to Newark, […]Read more "and so we fly off into the night …"
So. We have two appointments with Read the above line and weep. It’s all that’s left of a post I wrote and populated with pictures, and which google goblins swallowed without chewing. Since I haven’t posted in over a month, this might have been a just punishment for neglecting my blog and thus my readers. […]Read more "Lost Posting"