Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Things I learnt in September

September was a  time to reflect:

1- I need to slow down when I feeling sick( Duhh). I am not the first mom and won't be the last to overstretch herself. However, I am now making a conscientious choice to slow down and be present in the moment. 

2- Read, read and write....  Yes, I need something else than just Homeschooling and the family will be better for it:)

3-Pray and exercises are precious moment not to be ignore. Busy schedule, school to teach, kid activities can take over . I noticed a difference when I take the time to pray and walk, my children might even join me.

4- Finally, it is not easy to reach out to people  but like the old song says" It is a beautiful world "


A bientot !

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A book review: Pines book 1 by Blake Crouch

I just finish Book 1 of the trilogy Pine by Blake Crouch. It is not usual type of book, but I was intrigued with the set up.

Summary from amazon

"Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew, from the man he thought he was, until he must face a horrifying fact—he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive."

My review: The second part of the book  was the most interesting  as it deals with the realization of the situation( Watch out spoiler alert). Do people have a right to play God? Can humanity really end? What do you do after? Does our norm apply to the new world?  Do you decide to be part of that world if you have your loved ones with you? Do you start believing in God or not?
Also, the book is a thriller, horror genre with some holes in the plot. I find it enjoyable enough that I am looking forward to read book 2 and 3.
I would give it 3 out of 5 stars.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Quick meal : Pates au Jambon de Bayonne

Today, I am sharing a quick pasta dish , which is very popular with my family. It is fast and simple. It serves about 6 persons.

You will need :

  •  pasta,
  • 1 green pepper,
  • 1 portebello mushroom( I use the large size) 
  •  6 slices of Prociotto ham , 
  • olive oil ,
  •  cheese .

Let's start!

  1. Cook pasta according to box.
  2.  Slices in small pieces green pepper and mushroom. 
  3.  Slice ham .
  4.  Cook vegetables and pan.
  5.  When pasta and vegetables ready, mixed them together.
  6.  Add a little olive oil, ham and a sprinkle of cheese:)

                                     Bon Appetit!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

French names

 Today I read this article  about French names.  Growing up in France,  the popular names were Nathalie, Vanessa, Pascale, Aurore, Sophie, Magalie, Madeleine,Monique, Michelle, Denise, Sebastian, Stephane, Pascale, Etienne, Francois, Bernard. It is always so nice to met a Sophie or Francois in the USA ... this article made me smiled. What is your favorite French name?

Oh, I couldn't leave without sharing this . Bon appetit!

Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Livre( books) and blog

I really enjoy this book.
I am reading this one still. 
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is a light book but it is very long about 1000 pages. I am enjoying it and I am finding the time to read it.

In french, I am thinking of re-reading a Guillaume Musso : Girl on paper.

I am  spending time on the internet:     Modern Mrs Darcy , an inspiration for reading..... for adults  Among lovely things pods are fantastic . Great advice for integrating  good books and the life of children( homeschool or not).   Always inspiring for catholic families...

A bientot!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wednesday creation by les enfants!

Quiri Creation

I believe in creativity at all age. My twelve years old has been expressing herself with some cool design!

Happy creativity!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fall bag

My new fall bag from Modcloth
I am pretty excited about this cute new bag from Modcloth, very practical to run around with the children :)Let me know what you think about it!

A bientot

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Saturday thought

Look for Grace in the most unexpected place

Bon weekend,