Bon Jour!!!! La vie in France et c’est bien and we have met so many nice people here. First, merci beaucoup pour toute les persons at The Carlton Restaurant! We now think of the staff as nous amis and we are always tres content to see them. As you can see, moi francais is still pretty fractured but our teacher said that I am getting better at speaking it. Whoo Hoo!!! And if you can open yourself up to people around you, sometimes you can meet the very nicest souls. For instance, this morning we were sitting next to a nice family of four with 2 parents and 2 little people. I started talking to the gorgeous mother and low and behold, she spoke English and had lived in Manhattan for awhile. She (they) now lived in Grenoble and we had a wonderful conversation about New York City and the differences between the U.S. and other countries. Sarit (please excuse me if I spelled your name wrong!!!) is Israeli and it was so nice to talk to her! You just never know who you might meet!
I have just added a new image to the site. It is my first painting I have finished here and is called “French Clementines”. Over here, the French give Clementines as gifts – mostly around Christmas time when the Clementines are here in abundance. They were so beautiful that I couldn’t resist painting them. I have the greeting cards being sent here in case anyone would like any. I am also working on finishing up the next painting “Biot” which is a small village about 20 minutes away from Vallauris specializing in hand blown glass. And after that, Palm Trees, the Village of Valbonne’s market day and a variety of other things.
So – again – merci to all our amis at the Carlton. And I’ll keep you up to date on when things get added as well as all of the other “stuff”. XXOO