Friday, May 30, 2014

Cette Semaine

My first week in France always goes by so quickly, as I deal with jet lag & the opening the house. I often have to fight wanting to stay awake all night & sleep all morning, however that has improved considerably now. There continues to be much to do in the cleaning department but I have gotten a lot accomplished & am now settled in comfortably. The big news is that I now have the Internet. This is a major achievement & change for my life in France. It was only in the last year that our village aquired the ability to sign on to the Internet through ones telephone. With the help of my wonderful neighbor, Beatrice, I am now wired. This is of course a good thing but maybe just a little bit sad too. In fact when I emailed my family for the first time from the house saying "I have wifi!" My son wrote back.... "That's sad!"
 And it's true that part of the pleasure of this simple life has always been being  removed from everything. There is a beauty in stepping away from life as one knows it & doing without modern convince. There is a peace & a calm that comes with disconnecting from the world that is indeed sad to let go of.
However the positives out weigh the negatives & I am delighted! 

Wishing you all a very happy weekend!

17 comments:

  1. your cherries are already red?
    warm greetings from Paris!

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    1. Yes swig they are already beautiful & red & so abundant this year!

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  2. i totally agree with your son but the feeling of
    connected to whole world is worth it, don't you think.
    i love seeing all these quiet country scene. enjoy !

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    1. I agree coco it is worth it....I will just try not to abuse the

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  3. I am charmed with your photos. The house with a red roof is lovely!
    Yes, how peaceful to have a calm life without social networks occasionally.I hope it is not going to be our illusion. But Sally, I envy you that you can enjoy both the beautiful country life and the new convenience now!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Thank you Tomoko. Yes you are right I am lucky to have both.

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  5. How wonderful that you can have jet lag in your own space -- that you aren't on the tourist schedule of must go here and there. It's so beautiful -- what a love spot in which to relax and settle. There is much to be said for stepping away -- I'll do that a bit when I head up north for much of the summer. A different pace and a thoughtful and lovely one -- you have that and it's a great gift.

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    1. You are right Jeanie it is a gift & I am so appreciative. I hope you enjoy your summer up north & your special place to step away & smell the roses.

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  6. I completely understand being unconnected BUT for us, your followers, we are glad you are connected! Your collage is divine! It gives us a glimpse of your fabulous France backyard! Looking forward to your summer adventures Sally! Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Terri ! I so appreciate your following along.

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  7. Hi Sally,

    Well, it seems we have a thing or two in common: like you, I am jet-lagged (having just crossed the pond from Canada), yet jubilant (for my internet connection in my tiny Cretan village), and lastly, those radiant reds, (cherries and poppies and terra cotta roofs), and beautiful blue skies and doors, which are all a sight for sore eyes. We are lucky to have such views, and sharing them with friends on the WWW is a privilege!

    Can't wait to see more of your charming hues!

    Happy weekend!

    Poppy

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    1. Wow Poppy we do have a lot in common at the moment. Enjoy your time on Crete, one of my favorite places in the world.

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  8. Lovely photos, poppies and cherries, simply delightful!

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  9. looks lovely! where are you in france?
    x

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    1. I am about an hour north of Toulouse...not far from Spain really.

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