France, Misc., Plateau D'Assy etc.

Little Fun

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It’s been gorgeous around here lately. The sun has barely stopped shining (knock on wood) and we’ve been taking advantage of it as much as possible.

Last week I went to visit my friend, Katie, who is also an au pair, and her two little guys and I honestly can’t remember the last time I had had that much fun. Not big fun, but little fun.

Little fun: cooking lunch with someone else. Bundling up the boys and sending them outside while we drank tea in front of the fireplace. Going for a long walk. Building a snow igloo…thing. Snow angels. Snow diving. Drinking hot chocolate and failing at making crepes. All the little things that, on their own may not seem like a lot, may not seem like fun, but when done with the right people you find that’s exactly what they are.

Things I’m Loving: 

+ The Business of Mattering – (Delving into what matters in a photograph.)

+ Windows of New York – (Love the simple style and colours.)

+ This quote

+ WSC Writing Competition – (Because I’m still an amateur.)

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?)