Sunday, 27 July 2014

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 .


  1. Happy birthday with your big boy, Elizabeth! It sounds as a perfect birthday for a 10-years old. And yes, you are right - such beautiful surroundings you live in!

  2. Thank you Inger Marie! Indeed, a child in double-figures....the next few years are precious before he becomes a dreaded teenager ;-)