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Wednesday Whimsy #37

Wednesday Whimsy #37

Bonjour and happy Wednesday. I feel like I’m still recovering from a heat wave we had in Seattle on Sunday and Monday of this week. As most homes and apartments here don’t have AC, everyone feels it when it does get really hot. We ended up buying a portable AC unit when we realized I’d be finishing up the pregnancy during the hottest part of summer and on hot days I just camp out in there with my cross-stitch, audiobooks,…

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Wednesday Whimsy #36

Wednesday Whimsy #36

Bonjour and happy Wednesday. Another long, sad break between Wednesday Whimsy posts. I’ve been half-heartedly trying to find French-themed content but most things have been a bust. I’ve tried watching a few French movies on Netflix or Kanopy but haven’t been enjoying them so stop watching. I have been continuing with French lessons though so at least my language skills are (hopefully) evolving. BookParis on Air by Oliver GeeOverall, this is a great Paris memoir read that is funny and…

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Wednesday Whimsy #35

Wednesday Whimsy #35

Bonjour, happy April and happy Wednesday! I haven’t published a Wednesday Whimsy in over three months and things sure are looking different these days. Many people are only two-three weeks into home quarantine for the COVID-19 outbreak but I’ve been staying at home for well over a month now. I’ve gone to the store once or twice a week but other than that I’ve been embracing the stay-at-home lifestyle (which is hardly different from normal for me). Some days are…

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Wednesday Whimsy #34

Wednesday Whimsy #34

Bonjour and happy Wednesday. It’s been really quiet around here lately because in November I had a cold for about a week and a half, went out of town, then picked up a second cold while traveling. The first one was so bad that all I could handle was sitting on the couch watching Outlander and Call the Midwife (have you seen the latter? SO GOOD!). I haven’t done much reading in the past month and a half but am…

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Wednesday Whimsy #33

Wednesday Whimsy #33

Bonjour and happy Wednesday. We went on a trip to New England this month (New Hampshire, mostly Manchester, southern Maine, and Boston) and I went to as many French things as I could, just like I said. Manchester has a surprising French influence and as a result a had crepes for breakfast twice, happily. I also stumbled upon this perfect French/Halloween (perhaps an oxymoron?) set up at a cafe in Kennebunkport, Maine. I’d love to redo the house to be…

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Wednesday Whimsy #32

Wednesday Whimsy #32

Bonjour and happy Wednesday. I’ve been researching French things to do for an upcoming trip to New England. If you have any recommendations, please send them my way. We’ll be in Boston, New Hampshire, and parts of Maine up to Portland. We were recently in the mood for a cottage pie-type dish so I used recipes from Instantly French! (probably my favorite cookbook) and A Kitchen in France to make a Brisket Parmentier. Once I tweak the recipe a bit…

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Wednesday Whimsy #31

Wednesday Whimsy #31

Bonjour and happy Wednesday. I’ve been jumping head first into the Halloween holiday season, which for me starts September 1 since one month just isn’t enough. Pleasantly, surprisingly I have a few non-fiction French books that fit into spooky-themed reading so keep an eye out for those reviews if you’re interested. Or you can follow me on Goodreads to see what I’m up to. BookI recently finished the second book in the Cassidy Blake series by Victoria Schwab. I cannot…

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Wednesday Whimsy #29

Wednesday Whimsy #29

Bonjour and Happy Wednesday! I have been busy planning the road trip that we leave for in less than two weeks. We’ll be camping (in a campground, nothing too extreme) eight out of nine nights so my packing list is the longest it has ever been. It’s going on two pages but hopefully that means it will be impossible to forget anything. I’ve also actually been working on photography (also in anticipation of the trip) and reading, reading, reading. BookThis…

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Wednesday Whimsy #28

Wednesday Whimsy #28

Bonjour and happy Wednesday. We’re all doing well on our small plot of PNW land, still bundled up and trying to stay warm while it seems that this week Paris is having an early heat wave. Seattle is notorious for not getting summer weather until after July 4th and it looks like it will be at least that long again this year. We don’t have AC in our house so I don’t mind the delay. I’ve been reading a ton,…

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Wednesday Whimsy # 27

Wednesday Whimsy # 27

BookI recently finished French Twist by Catherine Crawford. I don’t make a habit of reading parenting books but I do make an exception for French ones, naturally. The French seem to know when they’re doing when it comes to kids and this book shed some light on mysteries to me, like how one gets a child to behave. It’s always entertaining to hear how people or families adapt to a French lifestyle and I was glad to hear that these…

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