"There's nothing to match curling up with a good book

when there's a repair job to be done

around the house."

Joe Ryan

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Friday

The blogs I love ...

*I have been tagged by Taexalia my friend from Scotland...She said I was a Rockin' girl...I'm so proud...
*I have also been tagged by Le clown navet... What...you don't know this clown...You don't speak French ? Time to learn dear...
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so I'll answer both these friends ...
and give you first, five blogs I love... Blogs from French Blogland...
My clown does speak English too...And has another wonderful blog , "Dentelles d'encre"... That's a very interesting concept, if you know a beautiful text evocating needle works, fabrics, laces, wool, spinning, weaving...send it to Dentelles d'encre, the clown will put it on the blog...You may send it in English...and you'll see the wonderful things she creates... Another French girl started the same type with texts about food, cooking, drinking...She's very sweet... Her blog is called Délices de papier and is so yummy...Anne is a magician ...She makes patchworks, paintings so many things...her site is gorgeous... and if you want to dream, in colours of course visit Isa...It's really worth the visit... Wandering through le clown navet I also met La caméléonne...but it's so difficult to talk about it...you must visit it...
These blogs are what I call "Blogs de sorcières", blogs made by beautiful strong women...really Wild women...


But talking, talking...I forget to tell you seven things about myself...ouah... difficult...I suddenly feel a bit shy ...
I have something in common with Agatha Christie...guess what ?I love clotted cream...and I miss Devon cream-teas...loved it when I lived in England...and it never tastes the same if you prepare one in france...
Now, I do hope hubby isn't listening...I would have loved to share some men's lives for a little while...
Hugo Pratt, who created Corto Maltese,
Jim Harrison, could be his Naomi and share some nice bottles of wines,
Théodore Monod the scientist, traveller, philosopher...
Thomas Merton...let's see...when he was young? or when he was a monk ?
and and...of course...immediately, completely, whithout hesitating, whithout any shame, I would love to spend a night with Sean Connery...in a Scottish castle...Taexalia may be you could do something...
The dream is vanishing in the mist of Edinburgh...I come back...What is the thing I am the most proud of...Who am I the most proud of ? My son, hiding behind Cortobeille...His live, our life has been so so difficult...between hospitals, psy, emergencies...I don't think I'll ever completely recover...I still can't watch films showing violence in families and psychiatric problems...But now here he is at 27, he lost 60 kilos, he works, he manages to learn English, he lives between France and England and he is happy ...as much as he can...he accepted himself...
and I do love him...
The most extraordinary moment of my life...giving birth to my son...Leboyer method, very baba cool, music...and the feeling of being able to climb Mount Everest, to fly over the seas...to be so powerful, so feminine...that was a great privilege...
I remember the best wine I ever tasted...We were having dinner in a Catering school in France...invited by the Head-mistress, an extraordinary woman who loves books, food and wines...and we tasted some Carthagene...a rather sweet wine...so delicate, so fruity, so ravishing...a kiss...a sigh...it was...just...no not perfect...it didn't last for ever...French wines are the best ones...sorry to have to tell you that but they really are!!!!!!!!
What do I regret...I miss knitting...sewing by hand...embroidering for hours...it's more and more difficult for my fingers so painful sometimes...I would have loved to succeed in making clothes including patchwork, embroiderings...I spent a little time doing it...but was not brave enough, ready to fight...and I went back to schools...
What makes me happy...what gives me strength, energy, confidence, pleasure...what takes most of my free hours...the two pleasures of my life...books and blogs...
books are an old love-story...I always loved them...lived with and in them...they are my food, my comfort, my solace...
But I needed something else...One day I asked a colleague about website and blogs...could I do it, was it complicated...He looked at me and said: "Forget it...it's not for you..."
that was in February 2006...I now have two villages of blogs, one in English, one in French, and I also give a hand in blogger review groups... so happy, so proud !!!! and all by myself !!!!!
I DID IT GIRLS...I send him a card with the URL but never got any answer...may be he's jealous now...
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Jealous of a short plumpie mousie aged 60...
a short plumpie mousie who says: Thank you girls, Tammy, Cate, Taexalia, Ruth, Pocamama , Clown, Anne, Leslie, Nikara, Laughing stone, Audrey, Rowan, Vic, Ocean...and all the others...Thank you girls, you are the best ones , you are great wild women and I do love you...

3 comments:

tammy vitale said...

and, oh, how I for one love you right back! What a wonderful post. The thought ran through my mind that I'm always saying I'd like to go back and pick up high school French and as I read you I think - I really should try this more - sit with a dictionary - I really should make the time. Maybe if I think it enough I will - and now you have posted blogs to do it with...or temptation.
many hugs!

Rowan said...

I found this so interesting to read, it has made me see you from a completely different perspective. And I am so with you about Sean Connery:) Think I'd like more than one night though!!

anne said...

Thanks to you also for your post and your excellent english language!Yes, I am a wild woman, a witch and I love my sisters, those who dream the life and have the ability to transform it with herbs and rituals!
Ciao, dear friend and queen of blogs; we like to put our shoes in yours and loosing us in your dedals..........
Anne
http://quilt007.free.fr