++ Last Saturday afternoon was spent having lunch in Aix-en-Provence on the first truly glorious spring day of the year. (First truly glorious spring days of the year should be celebrated, and it looked like everyone got that memo… Aix was packed! So packed, I couldn’t even bring myself to go into Zara… that’s how packed it was.) Not only was I happy with the cracking weather (24 ºC / 75ºF), but my Godfather and his wife were on holiday from Las Vegas, and since they happened to be in Aix and we happened to be in Aix, lunch seemed like the civilized thing to do. I hadn’t seen my Godfather since I was about eight or maybe nine (that was a long, long, long time ago), but as soon as I was sat down next to him, it was like all those years hadn’t happened. And there we were.
++ Busy as a bee is how I’ve been lately… the Wednesday before Good Friday it was dinner in Aix, on Good Friday we left for Easter in Auvergne, we returned on the Tuesday and then on the Friday it was down to Toulon, back up to The LPV late Sunday night, then next Saturday we were in Aix again (for that lunch above), we returned home with Mrs. London in tow who stayed for the weekend, and now here it is a week later and I’m blogging live from The London’s kitchen in Toulon. (shhh… everyone is sleeping!)
++ And speaking of blogging… the last months of Google Reader are upon us and honestly, I’m a little worried. I’m scared that Google Reader is the way that you keep up with me and without it, I’ll lose you. So just in case it is, please soothe my mind by taking note of these other ways to keep track of Le Petit Village happenings… I tweet my blog posts, so if you’re on twitter you can find me there, and of course there is the Facebook page which gets updated, and I’m on Bloglovin too. That seems like the way most bloggers are going. I know I’ve been adding blogs I read on there left, right and center, so yeah, Bloglovin, check it out. (Oh, and Fifty wanted me to remind you that he has his very own Facebook page and he loves making new friends.)
++ Yesterday (before our last minute dash down to the Côte d’Azur), The Husband and I watched the Clermont vs. Toulouse rugby match. It was the 59th game in a row, that Clermont has won at home. 59! That’s a big number and fantastic and all, but I think what is more important to note is that, that winning streak began in September 2009, which just happens to be when I moved to France. Coincidence? I doubt it (I’m a wee lucky charm).
++ I have some wonderful news to report… two new additions to The LPV family are on their way… Baby Cousin’s girlfriend is expecting as well as The Husband’s BFF and childhood sweetheart, The Croupier! Two new Le Petit Villagers due in November! Oh me oh my, time to bust out my knitting.
++ Speaking of Mother’s… let’s talk about Mother’s day. I am so confused. Did you know that it is celebrated on a different day in the U.S., Ireland and France? (If you are new here you might not know why this matters, but if you read this post, you’ll understand). In the U.S. it’s on May 12th, Ireland, the 10th of March (oops… missed that one) and in France, the 26th of May. My confusion has led me to miss it for several years now and my poor mother has been Mother Day-less, so this past week I went ahead and shipped her present. It’s late for Ireland, early for the U.S., and really early for France, but I’m making a decree… I declare that today, Sunday the 21st of April, is My Mother’s Day. So that said…