If it’s Friday, it must be France …
Félicitations! Kimberly V, you are the winner of a copy of Margo Lestz’s new release French Holidays and Traditions (Curious Histories Book 1).
There’s so much information in the book about how the French celebrate all year round, I know you will love it! Margo will be in touch with you to confirm the details.
Visitors won’t spend much time here on my page today. Instead, I’m giving you some super links that will keep you entertained for as long as you like.
First, I’m proposing you slip on over to my very favourite THE GOOD LIFE FRANCE where you can begin your reading pleasure with CHRISTMAS IN PARIS FROM YOUR ARMCHAIR! A nice pot of tea, a double expresso, or a glass of your favourite wine might be just the thing to go with this. Turn up some festive tunes, make yourself comfortable, put your feet up and let yourself be transported. Of course, as we know with TGLF, there’s no end to the enticing articles and photographs. I like to think of it as the gift that keeps on giving!
To set the mood, here are a couple of photos a friend sent me from Paris at Christmas two years ago.
Next, you won’t want to miss this clever French Food Alphabet Advent Calendar series Jacqueline Brown has going on The French Village Diaries.
For each day of Advent she is posting about different aspects of French regional specialities or her own favourites, including some great recipes.
Jacqui includes all sorts of interesting details and … you may be hearing it first right here, right now … I predict a book will come out of these posts! I sure hope so!
Last but not least, a terrific new website about all things provençal can be found by clicking over to Perfectly Provence. They have some wonderful articles about Christmas in Provence. Don’t miss the excerpt from Taking Root in Provence, a wonderful book I often speak about here, written by Ann-Marie Simons.
Now this has nothing to do with the holidays but, also on Perfectly Provence … ta daaaa … they’ve posted an article about some of my experiences in France and how my love affair with Provence began! I hope you don’t mind me sharing it with you. There are all sorts of other good articles and I’ve already made Ginger & Nutmeg’s website a favourite of mine!
Are you getting caught up in the spirit of the season? My warmest wishes to those who are celebrating Hanukkah this week.