Thursday Doors: Side Streets of Montpellier

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. For the third week in a row, I have photos of doors to share from a recent trip to Montpellier, the 7th largest city in France.  As I mentioned last week, we started on the Place de la Comédie and the…

Incognito

The afternoon light faded.  Nicky paced from his mother’s sewing machine to the kitchen and back. “Are you done?” Nicky asked his mother, not for the first time. Sighing, she said, “Nearly so, dear one.” Once finished, she draped the costume over the table for his inspection.  Nicky clapped his hands with joy.  He would…

Thursday Doors: More Montpellier

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. For this week’s Thursday Doors, I have more photos from Montpellier to share.  Though the day we visited was a little gray and a bit chilly, it was an amazing adventure, discovering the nooks and crannies of this city in…

Thursday Doors: Montpellier, France

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ Last Saturday, my husband, son, and I took a trip to Montpellier (France).   The city is located 12 km from the Mediterranean Sea.  Though I didn’t visit the sea this time, I certainly enjoyed the tourist sights, the botanical…

Decision

Under the coruscating lights that hung above the cobblestone street, vendors sold their exotic cuisine.  Aromatic smells wafted to her second story flat.  Standing on the balcony, Amaya inhaled deeply.  She would miss Timur’s lamb stew and Kalinda’s curry chicken skewers.  She watched the passersby strolling under lights that reminded her of home and considered…

Thursday Doors: Perpignan, France

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ Like any move to a new country, a lot of details were involved and there was a whirlwind of activity as my husband and I, along with our son, moved to Perpignan, France.  But, I’m pleased that the dust…

The Best Bits

Movie stubs and dried pressed flowers.  Photos of their wedding, children, vacations, and holidays. “What’re you looking at,” Cynthia asked, entering the bedroom. “Just a box of memories,” Frank said, breathing with some difficulty. “I want you to remember only the best bits.” Gently taking the box from his trembling fingers, she placed it on the…

The Dust has Settled

This post is a follow-up to Wheels Down. “Be brave enough to be bad at something new.” Jon Acuff Well, that certainly has been me … bad at something new.  I’ve spent the last few weeks struggling to learn French.  It’s been four weeks of full immersion in another new language. The good news is I’ve…