Earlier this week a post on the FC group linked to Laure Joliet's "8 Things I Learned on Vacation in France," posted on Apartment Therapy. I want to thank rougechatvelo of the FC group for providing the link, and thank Laure Joliet for writing the post. It's a great post to read as I depart for France.
Joliet's lessons are the same lessons I learn--and learn again--when I spend time in France. Savor the moment, simple is beautiful, embrace the seasons are mantras that I try to live by, but they can easily slip away if I'm not reminded. I found humor in Joliet's observations "keep things clean" and "don't be afraid to make a mess"--and her reminder to "set the table!"
I will miss blogging when I'm in France, but as Joliet reminds me, it is important to savor the moment. So, I will savor the time with my family who I see only once a year--my sister, her husband, and my nephews--and the friends I have made over the years. I look forward to many delightful al fresco dinners, drinking many bottles of wine, eating lots of bread, and, practicing my French.
I loved Joliet's post and will keep it in mind as I make my own list over the next few weeks of things I learned on vacation in France.