A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

Tag: c&jFrance2014

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10 years ago we went to France to Baptist our son (we lived in Scotland at the time) and we ended up buying a summer house 😉

From the outside it doesn’t look like much changed but it’s been a labor of love on the inside (and still laboring!!!).

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This year has been a very productive year in my catching up with French literature (or at the very least reading in French, something I rarely do outside of summer vacation). 
14 books in 7 weeks. Liked every suggestions I got from friends or the librarian and LOVED quite a few. Until next year.

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It’s the little things that make life easier.

After 5 years I finally have handles on my “new” doors in the summer house.

Baby steps, baby steps.

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Kids summer camp is over and I’m on my way to go pick them up. It went so fast and I hope they had fun even with the very uncooperative weather this year.
This is one of J’s letter… I love his witty side 🙂

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Going vintage.

When the electricity goes off the new phones don’t work but the good old ones do (they only need a Phone plug, no electric ones).

Plus I decided it goes better with the house style. Hello retro

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You go to a party.

You see a girl who reminds you of somebody you’ve photographed before.

So you just ask her if you can photograph her too

Life in small villages is simple because everybody knows somebody who knows somebody. Nobody’s a stranger for long.

I think I might be ready to pick up my big camera and do this again.

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A frame collecting dust + a dishcloth bought at “le Marché” in Provence = a very simple but cute solution for my large empty wall in the kitchen/dining room.

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Somehow I forgot to post this earlier.

Kids and hubby at the local café playing “babyfoot” (that’s French (!) for Foosball)

The café in our tiny village has seen his turnover increase by 50% since we arrived 😉

That was the only place they could watch the Soccer World Cup games since we don’t have a TV at the house (well let me rephrase that we have TV Sets because we keep bringing our set at the houses each time we move but they are not hooked and there is no antennae/TV dish to hook them anyway!)

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The best place for a siesta on a hot summer afternoon is under the Cherry tree at the back of the house.

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Tomato & Mozzarella.

Balsamic Vinegar & Olive Oil.

Simple & Delicious.

If everything could be this simple…