On Planet France, the Rentrée is a crazy time of the year for every single Frenchie! And yes, this now includes me.
La rentrée - or back to school time - is the busiest time of the year. People are returning from their summer vacations and are getting back in the swing of things. There are traffic jams, people are annoyed (more than usual), it seems every department and grocery store is packed, and there are more people out and about. The city is in hustle and bustle mode and to blend in with the natives, I too am caught up choatic magic of the new year!
Honestly, I love it! The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are starting to change color and fall, life seems more vibrant, the air more fragrant, and, of course, with the changing of the season, it also means FALL FOODS -- like mushroom and pumpkin and butternut squash soups! This is also the time of year that my sweet husband goes cèpe, pronounced Sep, (a type of mushroom) hunting! He comes home with bountiful amount and we eat like royality!
I digress.... In France, the new year really begins in September, instead of January, (with the exception of the fiscal year, of course!) I know, I know, strange, huh, but it is like that!
Alas, as today is the first Sunday of September, gearing up for the new year takes planning and organization and since everyone is well rested (including me), I am ready to start the new year off with a bang!
So, here is to you and yours... I wish you a very happy, peaceful and stress free rentrée!!
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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