Raphaël celebrated his tenth birthday today. This is the first time that he hasn't received a toy. It's bittersweet. As his personality and tastes develop, it's nice to finally give him more practical gifts that he needs and wants. Amongst a few other things, he had a new watch, his first alarm clock, a book, a music album and to his delight, some funds. As a treat, his daddy took him on his first canoe trip. We met them at the river for a picnic. I'm constantly reminded how beautiful this area of Normandy is, the scenery is breathtaking.
In other places, I so loved this article about the Village .