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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Cold and windy day wildlife in the Great North....

Posted on 2011.02.21 at 08:28


mechtild at 2011-02-22 23:35 (UTC) (Link)
The garden looks lovely? Ha ha! Thank you, considering it's covered in snow and nothing's growing or blooming. I may have to do a garden post this year so you can see what it looks like back there since we put in the patio and borders the summer before last.

You moved to France?????? What part, if I may ask? I have always thought of living in France as a sort of fantasy, but here you are, actually doing it! I hope you're enjoying it.
eandme at 2011-02-23 17:08 (UTC) (Link)
I like a winter garden. The deer are perfecting the picture!

Yeah it was a dream com etrue for us as well. We have bought a medieval house in the cobblestone road behind the church of Saint Gengoux le National. It's a tall building with lots of potential, but we only moved in a little over a month ago and have sorted out a living space for ourselves and our twin boys using modern furniture et cetera. The plan is to start a B&B here, and a cafe in the shop that's on street level (currently rented out to a lady who sells yarn but we will reclaim this space in a few years time). The inspiration for the B&B and cafe is the "La Dame a la Licorne" and we are going to call our place La Licorne. I think You are familiar with the tapestries...? The shop is a completely medieval room with stone floors and walls, old wooden doors and a working fireplace. I love it. It's gonna be very rustic and hobbity!
I can go on and on about this... but one day soon I will put up some pictures which will give you a more accurate idea.

it's interesting how living in France is this concept that speaks to so many people of living a dream... like we become more real here or something. I remember it very strongly as a theme from "Revolutionary Road".
mechtild at 2011-02-23 20:36 (UTC) (Link)
It does sound like a dream. Maybe it's all the films ("An American in Paris" included), which themselves showed Americans visiting Paris (during WWII?) and falling in love with it, dreaming of going back. Or songs like Judy Collins' "My Father [always promised us that we would live in France]". Her dad's a miner in the song, but maybe he was a soldier who visited France during the war, too.

I'd love to see photos of your place. Your plan sounds winning. Yes, I think I know the tapestries you mean, the ones in Paris, not in New York (those show a unicorn hunt, of all things).
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