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Stretching myself

After we moved into our house, I started looking around for a nearby yoga studio. There are a few in town to choose from, but I settled on 2nd Floor Yoga as the range of classes suited me as well as the location – so close to my work!

I started off doing a couple of classes after work each week, but when they began offering classes at lunchtime as well, I thought that would be an interesting way to invigorate my day!

I’m now doing two evening plus two lunchtime classes each week, and I feel great as a result! I can feel some flexibility and strength returning, and at the end of every class, I just feel longer!

Until starting these classes, I’ve been trying to do a yoga session using classes through an iPad app and that was good, but it just wasn’t enough. Being part of a class means having the energy of the group to propel you further and stronger, and having the teacher acting as a guide as well is really necessary for improvement – for me, anyway!

Wild blackberries

August in the South of France

Summer is a lazy time around here; I love it. It’s hot, but not oppressive – you feel like you can still manage to do things… if you really want to.

The rosemary bushes along the side of the roads are drying out and leaving the air tinged with their scent wafting along. It’s a fertile time along the Mediterranean, even in the city. Continue reading August in the South of France

Christmas 2015 Report

Joyeux Noël! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Merry Christmas!

Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, regardless of your beliefs of Christmas itself. For me, it’s a great opportunity to spend time with friends or family and to eat yourself stupid.

Most of our family and friends are thousands of miles away, but this year, they came to us for celebration and feasting. We had 6 guests in the end: from Leipzig, Germany; Barcelona, Spain and from London, England.

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