Thank You Carabistouilles!

Friday March 9 facebook event

Well, you probably all know by now that Guillaume sold Carabistouilles to new owners. It’s going to happen very soon so I thought we could meet for a farewell café with Désir and Guillaume. If you wish to stay for lunch, tell me and let’s make a reservation!

I hope you can join us on the morning of Friday March 9 at 10:15.  It’s the only date I could fit in before they definitely leave…

See you soon!


Pour bien commencer l’année!


Voici les nouvelles: je n’arrête pas d’écrire dans mon blog, ni d’organiser des événements FCP.  J’avais d’autres priorités à régler ces derniers mois (année?) et je suis désolée d’avoir été absente si longtemps.

Maintenant je me sens sortir de cette crise! Une nouvelle page Lire la suite

To Kick Off 2018, a Minceur Café!

Hi there!

So….here’s the scoop…

I’m not closing down my blog nor stopping FCP events.   I’m sorry I haven’t been around as much as I would have liked to these past months (past year?) but I had other priorities to attend to and. It was hard and I was going through a crisis.

Well, I feel like I’m coming out of my cave now! Turning a page and 2018 is going to be a whole different story! Lire la suite

Wishing you something different for 2018!

It’s almost 6 pm where I live near Paris and I’m sure you’ve heard it all already. Wishes for health, joy, love, success, peace…

I want to wish you something priceless, limitless, precious and rare…MORE TIME FOR YOURSELF! and use that time to meditate…write…sleep…love yourself.

Have an extraordinary 2018!images

Merry Christmas! Enjoy with loved ones!

My family building a snowman.

Feeling guilty I wasn’t out there building it with them. But I needed my time alone.

This picture was taken in January 2013! What a great memory. I took it out to say how grateful I am to have such a lovely family. Christmas time is for kids but also for a fun family get together. I hope you will be with family and/or friends too. Don’t be alone. And if you know anybody who is alone, why not invite them over? It’s sad to be alone during festive times.

On another note, I’m preparing my Lire la suite


Hello world,

It’s the last day of September. Tomorrow is a new month, a new day…  I’m closing the « rentrée » chapter today.  Tomorrow is a new beginning.  Yesterday at 10 am I was alone drinking my tea on the sunny terrace of Carabistouilles.  It was fine. I didn’t expect many people to show up anyway.  So I decided then and there to close another chapter in my life.  Maybe it’s a temporary closure, who knows.  I’m not going to organize any new FCP (Family Cafe Project) events for a few months, maybe forever.  I have new plans for tomorrow…and I’m letting the signs guide me.

Do you believe everything happens for a reason?  Lire la suite

Bonne Rentrée 2017!


Hello friends!

So this is our 6th « rentrée scolaire » here west of Paris!  I can’t believe it. My kids are entering 6th and 7th grade and they’re in the same « college » which is such a relief. But the cherry on top is that they’ll be taking the bus.  I hate morning drop-offs! Now I can have my mornings and my hot cup of coffee. Lire la suite

Time To Be Me…


Hi there!

In a few days, my life will drastically change from being a stay-at-home-taxi-mom to two wild teenagers, a caretaker to a senile and absent minded 90 year old mother-in-law, a confused « conseillère municipale » to a baffled Town Hall (although I am head over heals with our new President Emmanuel Macron), and Lire la suite