“Sweet, romantic, full of that dreamy 60’s vibe…” In honor of today, the first day of summer, enjoy this charming clip by The French Pop Dream and have yourself a glorious summer full of sun, fun, and good times! Download the MP3 version here: “The First Day of Summer” Happy Travels, -Girl Gone Gallic
Fields of Red Poppies…
It’s red poppy season here in Provence…
I love seeing their burst of color in the fields and along the roads I routinely travel. They typically bloom the month of May and start dwindling down come June. The red poppies (coquelicot in French) grow best in recently disturbed dirt – such as fields harvested or plowed over. Being in Provence, that means pretty much everywhere!
Friday Fun Facts – Random Bits of Knowledge
Become a Master of Useless Knowledge!
Looking to impress your friends? Make your next date think you are smarter than you are? Want to appear more interesting at parties? Dazzle your friends, neighbors, and co-workers with extremely useless random bits of random knowledge. After all they do say “All knowledge is worth having”…
A Year in Review – The Best of 2016
OMG, I still can’t believe we are already in 2017!
I’m always amazed at how quickly the year has passed and how much has actually happened. The end of the year is always the perfect time to slow down a moment and reflect on the past years accomplishments and challenges. I especially enjoy thumbing through the years photographs and remembering all the wonderful destinations that I had the privilege to visit.
Friday Fun Facts – The Guillotine
The last execution by Guillotine in France happened not so long ago… The Guillotine was designed by the surgeon Antoine Louis inspired by devices found in Italy. Dr. Louis perfected his new toy by practicing on the corpses left behind by his botched surgeries and a few sheep (dinner?). It was first presented to the French in 1789 by his friend the Doctor Joseph Guillotin from where it gets its name.