France, Plateau D'Assy etc.

The Mountain Top View


I went for a hike last Saturday. The sun was finally out and it was nice out and I actually didn’t need my jacket. So that got rolled up and threaded through my backpack belt and I trekked up and up and you know, that’s something that I could get used to. Maybe not every day, but something as a once a week thing, when it’s time to stretch your legs, really stretch your legs, so that you feel it a couple of hours after you’ve gotten back and after you’ve curled up on the couch and read your book for a while. (Or in my case, it’s National Geographic (France) and Lonely Planet Magazine. I don’t know if I’m there for the information or the photographs or the pull out mini-guides. Probably all of it because I’m greedy like that.)

Things I’m Loving:

+ What a good traveller needs – (I like to think I’m getting there.)

+ This trip idea – (One of the other au pairs brought it up as a way to spend a week this summer. I’m heavily considering it.)

+ These tips for expats – (Since I’m one and most of the people I know are as well, these are helpful.)

+ These animal notecards – (I’m running out of cards for letters and who wouldn’t want a little mail bag carrying rabbit to start their day off right?)

Belz/Saint Cado, France

Light is Love


Let’s talk about sunsets for a minute. Just a brief, quick minute because much longer than that and we start getting grossly romantic and waxing poetically about love and that’s great and all but I actually just want to talk about light.

I’ve never been able to take pictures of a sunset that I really like. You know how you’ll find postcards with sickeningly beautiful light, everything in balance  and then there’s me. Until I took these pictures. No, I probably won’t be turning them into postcards, but I felt like I actually ~captured what I had been seeing without there being parts way too blown out or just completely lost in darkness. I’m going to count this as a win and carry on.

Things I’m Loving:

+ This article – (Very thought provoking.)

+ This other article – (Not just for students, though. I’ve started trying to read more newspapers. Something I, you know, should have been doing before.)

+ This outfit – (The sweater, the jacket, the shorts. I want them all.)

+ This DIY – (As you already know, I have a thing for maps. And for travelling. So this one is a no brainer.)