Manny's Blog

Mum, Actress, Singer, Teacher… Indie publisher — Renovating and Living in France

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Five Things Friday – Excitement is in the air…

So.. 1.We’ve finished the re-edit of If you ever get to heaven… after the most exciting , creative and satisfying few weeks of Joe and I tweaking and adjusting – adding new music, trimming frames… the kind of detail that I find absolutely delicious… Now it’s time to get it out there! And that’s coming…

Five Things I’d like to share

1. I received the most wonderful surprise gift from Tara Sophia Mohr whose e-newsletters I receive  – she sent out this beautiful online poetry collection: The Real Life – offering it to anyone who wants to download it for free . It’s stunningly presented with an original work of art for every poem, and well…

Five Decades of Happy Marriage and Five observations on how they do it!

Last weekend the whole family travelled to England to celebrate Mum and Dad’s 50th Wedding Anniversary. It was a magical, touching family gathering at the Grand Hotel overlooking the bay in Swanage. …and the sun shone on our parade! We were twenty-one in all: Mum and Dad, four daughters, husbands, partners, and eleven children… Married…

Five things Friday…leaving on a jet plane Saturday

1. The Girl Effect – I’ve just read Hills’ brilliant most recent eyechai blog – ‘help girls.it matters’, with my girl Beth. Please read it too, and raise awareness by joining the girl effect blogging campaign. The Girl Effect is a refreshingly up-beat celebration of information sharing –  with life changing consequences. Truly the internet at it’s best…

Five things that make my heart sing…(in no particular order!)

The delicate beauty of French macaroons… the exquisite colours and sheer “giveability”! Sneaking decadently back into bed with Joe after waving the children off to school… blissful (especially in our dreamy re-decorated bedroom) My replacement wedding ring – made again for me by friend and jeweller extraordinaire Kerstin Howard. The first version of this true…

Five things I love about living in the French mountains…

I never would have thought I would find myself and my family living in a little house in rural France (had I known, I certainly would have tried harder to pass my French O’level while my brain had better powers of retention!)… and yet through a series of brave decisions and chance encounters… here we…

Five Things Friday… already? Am I too late?!

Is it Friday already?… and I missed a week too!   Maybe it’s not essential every Friday… Last night I had a wonderful hour-long chat with my Dad… …don’t do it often enough. Mum and I can talk until the phone battery runs out; and often I grab a quick word with Dad at the…

Five Things Friday

Look how quickly I’m settling into blogging…. a bloggers tradition apparently, and I applaud it’s simplicity! Joined the NuNomad Tribe . Carmen, who created NuNomad has been an on-line friend ever since she first interviewed me for the site in 2007 and again in 2008, and in 2009! Really hoping that our trip next year will…