April 27, 2010
April 26, 2010
April 25, 2010
I realized that I have sooo many pictures of all of the chateaux to post... it would only be fair to create another blog to house them all... It's all about the space factor on Google, after all!
Here's the link... please stay tuned as I have over 400 pictures to go through and add...
I haven't enabled comments yet... will work on the administrative things tomorrow..
Thanks and please visit!!!
I was just contacted by Vicki, a volunteer from SOS Help, a non-profit English speaking crisis hotline in France that has been in operation since 1974. I would like to "spread the word" about this organization and their services here because I think it's a very useful service.
I think back to my first few months in France, and the "coup de blues" I experienced from the move away from my home country to being here... I was also mourning the recent death of my mom, which was clearly THE most difficult thing I've ever gone through in my life, as well as suffering from chronic pain from my herniated disk injury... All of these things combined caused some severe depression... and I really wish I had known about SOS Help to talk to people here about how I was feeling, as I hadn't really made any friends here at that time. I think that people can feel very alone and it can really help to talk to someone about it.. esp. in your native tongue!
Here's something from SOS to anyone out their who feels like calling them... They also have a newsletter that you can sign up for on their website... Other bloggers in France that would like to post about this on your on blog, please DO!! We can get the word out to others...
"Feel like talking? SOS Help, an English speaking crisis line in France, is open from 3 pm to 11 pm daily. Call us up to talk about anything on your mind – from loneliness to stress to concerns about integrating into a new culture. We are here to listen! Call us at 01 46 21 46 46 or visit us online at www.soshelpline.org for more information."
Thanks so much for contacting me, Vicki!! I think what you are doing is great! Keep up the good work. I'm sure it's very rewarding!
Important contact info:
This charming and quaint B&B was just minutes from Mont Saint Michel and I HIGHLY recommend it to ALL travelers to the area and those who are visiting areas near St. Malo, as well.
*Note - this price is "off season" price... Prices range from 32 - 34 euros per room/2 people.
Delphine and her husband are the owners of this lovely place, and her English is impeccable. The rooms are adorable, squeaky clean and the price is definitely right (the price was 34 euros per night plus 5 euros for breakfast).
April 24, 2010
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April 18, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to my dear friend, her husband and the family who just lost their beloved one last night. I know that losing a parent is one of the hardest things we go through in life, and I wanted to share this poem that we got from Hospice at the time of my mom's passing. It's a very beautiful poem and though it's sad, it gives a peaceful way to think of our beloved's passing on to another realm..... My deepest sympathies.