OK, I agree, I’m going slightly mad. I mean who buys a second-hand scarf and is so taken with it that she takes photos of it and makes a video! The thing was, when I saw it it was hanging on a rack outside a shop with a bunch of others, and I just loved the colours so much. I had no idea that it was designed like a postcard until I got it home, gave it a wash and was hanging it on the line. It was a beautiful day with a light wind and I was fascinated seeing it blow gently back and forth.
I can’t read the message, and only part of the address, and wondered if it’s from an original postcard, maybe written by someone famous? Maybe there’s a wonderful romance behind it? Who knows why this fascination grabbed me – enough to even put it to music. And then it seemed to move in time to the tune!
I was shocked this week after we got back from a holiday and went into the village. The lovely old square in front of the Marie had become a building site, filled with rubble and machines where once had stood approximately twenty-four wonderful plane trees. I could have cried. Every year the Mairie had them carefully pollarded and every year they produced their beautiful big green leaves which shaded us from the hot summers. In the autumn they were a mass of colour, so lovely that I took some photos just last autumn. A good thing I did.
There is a plan on the wall near the Mairie showing how the square is to be re-designed. All very nice. But why? I suppose they think it’s progress. I just keep wondering how anyone could rip out all those beautiful trees.
As it was
A Mass of Colour
No matter how nice they make it I’ll never forget the trees. It seems such a bloody waste to destroy something that was so beautiful just to make things different.
Funnily enough my friend Lisa over at Zeebra Designs has just put up two posts:
Hello to all my lovely fellow bloggers, and apologies for not keeping up with your posts recently. I have been on a mission to publish my e-books as paperbacks and so have entered the world of self-publishing, attempting to get my head around words and terms that I’ve never heard of. It’s sometimes hard work trying to learn everything from the internet, and from forums. But I’m not one to give up and my rather aged brain has been put to the test and forced down paths that it’s never been down before. I’m getting there! Slowly! But now I have to have a break and go and visit my much loved brother who has recently had a stroke, so blogging is yet again on hold. In the words of Arnie … I’ll be back!
The photo below is how I imagine my brain to look after days and days of research, as I went around in ever decreasing circles, sometimes lost, sometimes baffled, and sometimes ecstatic when at last I understood a problem. I’m not sure which the ecstatic bit is! 🙂
For the last week I have been creating a new blog to showcase my ebooks and illustrations, and hopefully connect with other authors, illustrators, and photo-editors. I started writing when we retired to France back in 2004, my first book was what I would describe as a true romantic adventure. I hoped that this book would help anyone who was ‘stuck’ and feeling low about their self-image, and inspire them to believe that change is possible; that the door is never shut to a new possibility. And when that possibility comes along don’t be afraid to grasp it and see where it takes you.
My second book was a fantasy novel, with elves, trolls, animals, and an elf girl heroine. I’m currently making some small changes, and creating a new cover, and will then re-publish this book on Amazon Kindle.
Most recently, last week in fact, I published The Mouse and the Microlight on Kindle. Thanks to all those lovely followers who helped me decide on the fonts for the cover!
I’d love your opinions on the new blog!