Monday, June 16, 2014

En vacances

Summer is in full swing over here. We are extremely busy with clients and friend and family visits. Emily is moving in just two weeks from her charming but small artist's loft in Paris to a real house with garden. We are building furniture for her and helping pack boxes when we can. Our garden shed is still under construction and all the many other projects that are near and dear to my heart are put on hold until the pace of life becomes leisurely again.

The weather is cooperating. Warm breezy days, azure blue skies and huge white clouds are the norm. Our clients consistently eat meals on the terrace. The village is become animated.

It has been more than 5 years since launching this blog. At first my posts were quite regular, at least once a week. Lately there has been a longer gap between, but I have not often left more than a couple of weeks go by without a word. It has brought me a lot of joy to write this blog and through the it I have made some very nice connections.

I have mostly thought of this space as a way to journal my thoughts, and capture the history of my days. I have also offered it as a way for friends and family at home to keep current on our activities. I hope to have provided a little information to people who love France about places to go and things to see. It has been a lot of fun. Now, however, I find I need a vacation from blogging. I intend to take the summer off and rethink this platform. I expect to be back in the fall at which time I may change venue or direction.

I really appreciate all the kind things people have said regarding the blog and the comments people have left over the years. If you would like me to send an email to you when the blog is back on line, please leave a comment here, and I will make a point of it. Or you can always contact me through the email address for Maison Conti.


  1. I would love to be on your list, Nancy. I've always enjoyed your posts. Thank you for sharing and all the best for this summer.

  2. Bonnes vacances Nancy (enfin ... vacances de blog !) Bien sûr que je souhaite être prévenue quand tu reprendras ce type d'activité. J'ai bien confiance que tu vas encore trouver de très bonnes idées. Très bon déménagement pour Emilie et bon courage à vous tous pour tous vos travaux.

  3. Nancy, you seem to be like so many other bloggers, either pulled in a different direction or suffering a malaise de blog.
    I shall certainly continue to follow your thread whenever you return.I think you have my email, yes? Bon vacance!