It's the Celtic New Year!
Hello my fellow witches, goblins, gremlins, freaks, geeks, and party people!
A very Happy Halloween to you and to yours!
Halloween is my favorite holiday - ever and to celebrate my special day, I drank a Monaco to bring in the new year!
A Monaco is a beer mixed with grenadine syrup - it's delicious and fun fact, in Romania, this drink is called a Dracula!
Tonight, as I was drinking in the evening air, I did notice many children dressed up and walking about town.
Halloween is slowly infiltrating French culture, and to be honest, I don't like it. Why is that, you ask? Because it is not a typical French tradition, and I want MY France to stay France - which is ridiculous to write, because we are in a constant state of motion and evolution, but still.
I'm happy to see French customs and traditions adapting to other cultures, it is highly civilized, but not at the expense of losing a bit of its own identity as well, but times are a changing, and even though I want France to be, well French, I feel she will never lose her je ne sais quoi.
Today, I thought about my ancestors, reflected on my life, became emotional, walked my dog, made some decisions, ate eggs and black beans for breakfast and had a ham and Havarti sandwich with salt and vinegar crisps/chips tucked inside the bread for a late dinner, did some yoga, took a shower, lit some incense, watched an old Charmed episode, petted a cat, went to a bar with a friend and drank a Monaco, visited my neighbor, waved to children, and was gifted a tiger's eye stone from my husband's family.
All and all, not a bad way to spend New Year's day and an important reminder to myself that come what may, I, like France, will never lose my je ne sais quoi!
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
is a fabulous little lifestyle blog about truly embracing French life!
My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
That said, I lift my glass to you!
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