19 February 2015

Jane Goes to a Birthday Party

Jane was invited to a birthday party today. They played cache-cache and who doesn't love hide-and-seek. Especially when you can hide behind a giant mill-stone.

She and I were both nervous about the event today. Because, obviously ... it would be in French. Which, obviously ... meant we'd have to talk to people ... in French.

But we went. And the hostess was very gracious and warm and understanding. 

And it was in a village called Silly-en-Gouffern. How fantastic is that name?!

And much like back home, the girls laughed and played. They opened gifts and had a simple, beautiful, homemade cake that was nothing short of perfection.

When it was concluded, we were both tired. But it was worth it. And it has become one more thing to look to each other and reply: "We did it!"

And that makes me very happy.


  1. "Ready or not, here I come!" The Hide & Seek warning pretty much sums up the French adventure, doesn't it? Good job, both of you.

  2. Yay for her and you! DId you happen to take any pics of the cake or party?

    1. No, it was all very simple and low-key.( A reminder to me that things don't have to be exhausting to be fun!) The hostess was really sweet to let me stay for a bit, but I would have felt weird taking pics. But, extra tidbit, ... she had a glorious open stone fireplace in the kitchen. It was so cosy!

  3. I'm glad it went well for the two of you.