Well hello again! Where did November go? It's been a busy month with not much time for writing or photographing and certainly no time for editing. A month when I forgot I had photos like this on my camera card. I thought you'd like to see it along with a few more snapshots from a November that's been and gone.
This is what I was doing on November 1st! More on that to follow, I promise, along with lots more about our trip to the lovely Luberon.
We stayed here.
Visited old towns and castles every day.
My niece came to visit with my sister and beau frère. Florence was just as enthralled by 'baby' as the last time they met and was thrilled to be the big girl for the weekend.
I visited the Army Museum and Napoleon's tomb in Les Invalides with my tour group. So much more interesting than I would ever have thought. I would definitely recommend it and don't miss the Musée des Plans-Reliefs in the attic. One of Paris' hidden treasures.
Our family of British Passport holders hosted Thanksgiving dinner for two American expat families spending their first Thanksgiving abroad.
Thanks to Picard frozen pumpkin and my favourite recipe the Pumpkin Pie was a success...
and perfectly decorated by Savannah.
Florence was in charge of table decorations. She was absorbed in this activity to wash the oak leaves I had picked up on the street for ages.
They looked just right on the table with the chestnuts from the trees in our own garden.
We set our table for fourteen for the first time ever...
and put hardly a dent in the 10kg turkey!
We are so thankful to have been able to share this Holiday with new friends who already feel like old friends.
When I wasn't busy with all that I was sewing, sewing, sewing in preparation for my first ever craft fair on December 1st. I am pleased to report that it was a fantastic experience which I will tell you all about soon.