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Two of my idols, Yann Arthus Bertrand, one of world’s biggest photographers, and Luc Besson, again, one of world’s biggest filmmakers and producers, are associated in this wonderful movie which will start all over the world on June 5th, the entry will be free in every theater, everybody should go and see it !

HOME ! Click on this and you will be able to discover the website of the whole adventure on this movie, click on « video » while you visit the site so you can see an english version of the trailer I show here in french.

The planet is our home, let’s not become homeless by destroying it !

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easter-weekend-016Things have been very busy lately, all our clients arrive for Easter or at the end of april, so houses to be opened, to be cleaned, pools clean and warm, gardens tidy, cars working, etc…

Three new clients in a few days, that was boosting us to go on because crisis is hanging over our heads like for everybody else. Lucky our clients still have to « maintain » their second homes so we won’t be out of business but paying gets a little « slower », our invoices are somewhat kept on hold… but we can’t complain !

Today, as I am writing, rain comes down again, awfull, because we have many leaks in our roof at home, several rooms, living and kitchen are filled with buckets to catch the fload !

Our friend, gardener, went up the roof the other day to check on « real bad tiles », well, he confirms that just 10% on the roof is ok, the rest is all broken, all just pieces of tiles left so no wonder it rains in the house when Mrs Nature pees all over !

We decided to get legal help for our house problems, our Landlord doesn’t want to hear or do something, so we will. We offered him to buy his house a few years ago, he declined our offer (which was much more than the exact value) so now he probably will have to make decisions once our lawyer will go after him.

Last weekend we had a great time, Easter ofcourse, but Philippe turned 40 ! We had a lovely Easterlunch, Foie Gras (Ph favorite, and homemade by Romain), a huge leg of Lamb, wonderful cheeses and a  chocolate cake with a Philadelphia icing on top (not rich at all….) made by Michaela and Dorine ! We managed to put 40 candles on it, it worked out perfect, he blew all of them in one time !!easter-weekend-054

 

Since a few weeks we are keeping a little doggy ( a friend who needed to go into hospital asked us to keep her sometime) and she, this lovely little Beagle puppy (10 months) decided to destroy half of our belongings… just to mention one ; the Charles Eames… she actually ate the leather on both sides…. the list would be too long of what she destroyed but she is such a lovely dog that we forget (not about that Eames tho’… our living room now is completely awfull !!!) 1304009-003

Philippe is training her, we don’t know when she will go back to her owner (if ever she will, because he might decide to leave her with us… like he did with Pablo, our Golden Retriever…)

I must admit she is fun, but it confirms I would never choose a little dog, I miss our Paquerette (Berner Sennen) very much, together with Pablo they are the two dogs I prefer and that I  grew up with, we’ve had so many of these breeds, now having this little dog in the house, it confirms that it makes me a little nervous. I keep on looking for her, she barks and runs around the house, I am not quite used to it, but I probably will have too (I’m just getting old hahaha).

I have many other things to say but need to do a little work, this was a quick update, I’ll try to get back soon ! xoxo

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Our office, open since september 2008 ! We are very proud !
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Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked, 
‘How old was your husband?’ ’98,’ she replied. 
‘Two years older than me’ 
‘So you’re 96,’ the undertaker commented. 
She responded, ‘Hardly worth going home, is it?

 

Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman: 
‘And what do you think is the best thing 
About being 104?’ the reporter asked. 
She simply replied, ‘No peer pressure.’

 

The nice thing about being senile is 
You can hide your own Easter eggs.

 

I’ve sure gotten old!   
I’ve had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, 
New knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes 
I’m half blind, 
Can’t hear anything quieter than a jet engine, 
Take 40 different medications that 
Make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. 
Have bouts with dementia . 
Have poor circulation; 
Hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. 
Can’t remember if I’m 85 or 92. 
Have lost all my friends.
But, thank God, 
I still have my driver’s license.

 

I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, 
So I got my doctor’s permission to 
Join a fitness club and start exercising. 
I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. 
I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But, 
By the time I got my leotards on, 
The class was over.

 

My memory’s not as sharp as it used to be. 
Also, my memory’s not as sharp as it used to be.

 

Know how to prevent sagging? 
Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.

 

It’s scary when you start making the same noises 
As your coffee maker. 

 

THE SENILITY PRAYER: 
Grant me the senility to forget the people 
I never liked anyway, 
The good fortune to run into the ones I do, and 
The eyesight to tell the difference.

 

Now, I think you’re supposed to share this with 5 or 6, maybe 10 others. Oh heck, give it to a bunch of your friends if you can remember who they are! 
  
Always Remember This: 
You don’t stop laughing because you grow old, 
You grow old because you stop laughing!!

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How do you know if it’s real love ? Every night you think of what either seperates you from that person or what holds you together !

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Our weather has been awfull all autumn, in those almost 30 years that I have been living here never I have seen such rain (and snow.)

This is a panoramic view from our familyhouse, view on Chateauneuf and the mountains behind covered in snow. (This is just 15 minutes away from us.)

Many avalanches have been coming down, destroying several houses and chalets, the ski-resorts are very happy though, their season will be great !

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This was my daily picture, in front of my officewindow, rain, rain, rain, the road filled with water (10 cms) a real pool…

Finaly today the sun is out, only 9° though, but we are going north for Christmas. We will be in Paris and Normandy, and in Breda for new Years Eve…

Hereby I am wishing you all a very happy Christmas, love and peace within all families and I’ll be back in January for a new start, hoping for a year 2009 with goodies and fun, not another year with bad memories and sad things !
Thank you for being a faithfull reader of my blog, I haven’t been there much lately, same thing; work and fun don’t always go together, wish it could, but also, I don’t have a computer at home anymore which makes me enjoying my family much more and that is something I wouldn’t want to change !

Thanks for being here ! Love to all !

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