Wednesday, June 06, 2018

June IWSG and Leaving France


 June 6th question: What is harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names?

Titles for sure. Book titles, in my mind, need to speak about the subject of the book. To find one that does this and hooks the reader is very hard, almost as hard as the first sentence in the story!
As a reminder, because I need reminding every now and then...

 Purpose of IWSG: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

Please drop by their blogs and thank them for helping out!

 So June is here, come so quickly and bringing warmth and our leaving. We head home on the 21st of June, our daughter's birthday, and I am more than sad to go. I am also very, very grateful, happy, and honored to have had so much time in a country I dearly love. My french is possibly a bit better, and my joy in speaking it has blossomed even more.  I love the poetry of life in France, love learning its differences, nuances, and love that I definitely understand the language more, especially when watching TV, especially without subtitles. I won't even get started on the food.

So I leave with a bliss-filled heart, sad to leave, glad to have been here. I hope you enjoy these few images of France, I place I can't get enough of...
 Pyrenees near St Bertrand de Comminges

My mother in law's neighbor's front door

Monastere Ste Catherine de Sienne, Communaute des Beatitudes 
in Blagnac
Jean-Louis Toutain statue in Blagnac at Music and Art School

Neptune Fountain in Parc des Poetes in Bezier

A painted building in Bezier

Neuf Ecluses a Bezier (Nine Locks) Canal du Midi

Etang D'Enserune near roman ruins

Museum des Augustins in Toulouse

Bordeaux by night

Hubby and me in Bordeaux

Porte Cailhau in Bordeaux
Chateau Archambault in the Limousin from the air. My hubby got to fly in an Ultralight!

Isle Jourdain in the Limousin


  1. I dig the museum.
    You'll always carry France in your memories and your heart.

  2. Lovely pictures! I'm glad to hear you've had a wonderful time in France.

  3. Thanks for sharing those pictures. What beautiful places. I recognize those castles from calendars I used to get every year back in my twenties.

  4. Staying in France would be a rich experience for sure. I love the photos. Thanks for sharing them with us!

  5. So beautiful. I love the plant over the archway.

    You have opened yourself up to a whole new world and will never be the same.

  6. Hi Lisa - wonderful you were able to have this amount of time in France and to be with your in-laws ... so glad hubby could join you too. Beautiful photos ... inspirational for us to visit ... take care and enjoy getting back - but for now enjoy the next fortnight ... cheers Hilary

  7. So much history there. If I went to visit, I wouldn't know where to start! It's such rich country.

  8. I love the pictures you shared from France, esp. the one of you and your husband. You both look so happy. I understand how bittersweet it must be to leave and go home. Safe travels.

  9. I got to visit France many many years ago. I agree, it is a beautiful country. Not so much in the bigger cities though - I was amazed at how much trash lined the streets of Paris! But that was 30 years ago. I would love to go back and spend more than a few days. I have no afinity for learning languages though.

  10. The pictures are gorgeous. Look so magical.


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