Winter is Coming!
Hello there and Seasons Greetings!
Living so far away from home this time of year is hard, but to make the best of it, I have also created my own little traditions that has the ability to transport me back to Christmas past in a snap.
I miss the little things I used to do with my family, like roasting marshmellows in our fireplace, or helping my mom with decorations while listening to the Barbra Steisand holiday album, (love her!) also hanging our stockings, but mostly I remember the Christmas ham my mother would gracefully place on our table for Christmas dinner. This ham, adorned with a weave of cloves and glazed with pineapples and cherries was presented on a fine platter and tasted like nectar! I am sure the culinary gods blessed her with a gift! My mother is a wonderful cook and always had a flair for presentation. I believe it gave her pleasure to set a beautiful table, creating culinary art and having the appreciation of her family when it was all said and done. She was like a fairy, so delicate and graceful, it was like watching a beautiful dance. I have never told her any of this, until now.
Fast forward to living in France, and although my life here is good and as I mentioned earlier, I am creating new traditions with my little family, however, it is simply not the same. It is not better or worse, just different. I still listen to Barbra every Christmas and as I wander throughout Bordeaux to admire her Christmas beauty, I am happy.
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!
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