April 24, 2019

My Stylish French Box...the winner!


My Stylish French Box

I love offering giveaways on my blog, 
even more so when it is something I personally love.  
My Stylish French Box is one of those extra special gifts 
and my only wish is that I could send one home 
with each and every person who entered the Giveaway.
Thank you all for taking the time to write to me.
I always love hearing from you!

As promised, 
from my perch at
No. 43 in Hong Kong
~~~


The Winner 
of the 
May Blue and White Box
is..

Brenda Kincade


Congratulations Brenda!
I will be in touch!

Wait!

More?

I am not done yet!

I have something else for you all
which I am
putting the finishing touches on.
And...I love it!

Back soon with the details...



Happy Sails from Hong Kong!

Jeanne xx


April 15, 2019

Taking it easy in Hong Kong...


Tea time in Hong Kong..



Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening!

Seeing that I am somewhere in between, I thought I might as well cover it all! I am in a rainy Hong Kong at the moment, taking it easy, taking some down time and truth be told...feeling a bit restless. 

April 8, 2019

The First Gathering...Tahilla Farm Retreat



My Vintage Corona


My First Gathering…

I am typing away with this much loved vintage Corona typewriter behind me, thinking about all that has transpired in the past months and days. As many of you helped to shape what has transpired, I thought I would "report in".

I have always known there is a special magic that happens when women talk together. We have been doing that through Collage of Life for nearly ten years. Because of the connections that have been made, Tahilla Farm was found, bought and renovated...and as a result, I am able to write from the "space" that was once a hay loft and now my studio. I feel truly blessed by the constellation of friendships forged through blogging.

March 22, 2019

The latest from my neck of the woods...and yours?




It's been an interesting week in my neck of the woods. 
How about yours? 
My Monday morning started out like this...I beat the sun, 
waking before it woke me up and was lucky enough to catch it rising 
in all it's glory behind our little mountain.

March 18, 2019

Dreaming about....a Book Club Retreat in Paris and My Stylish French Box


From my Paris Postcard stash...Hotel Duc de Saint-Simon
Perfect setting for a Paris book club retreat!

If a little dreaming is dangerous,
the cure for it 
is not to dream less but
to dream more, 
to dream all the time.
Marcel Proust

A book lover's dream....
It's a book lover's dream to wander the very streets that inspired Marcel ProustÉmile ZolaSamuel BeckettAlbert CamusSartreSimone de Beauvoir and so many others. You might step into the Salon at 27 rue de Fleurus where Gertrude Stein mentored Ernest Hemingway, or have a drink at the café littéraires Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore, the long-ago haunts of James JoyceF. Scott FitzgeraldEzra Pound and their fellow The Lost Generation writers.

via Abe Books..full article here

March 3, 2019

Before and after Tahilla Farm and a postcard update


Tahilla Farm 2019


Happy March! 

As you can see from the photo above and below, we still have snow and if the forecast holds true tonight, we will have a bit more. I like to get out in the fields every now and again to photograph the property through the seasons and years. I often think it would be nice to replicate our little fiefdom on the hill in a snow globe. It would come in handy during long hot summer days when I curse those New Hampshirite's who said we would not need air conditioning...because "it never gets that hot in New Hampshire."  I beg to differ...maybe the snow globe will help. ;)