Le Belle Francais……


I have been gifted some more time in France to care for my lovely furry buddy Belle.

My friend’s sister picked me up at the airport yesterday and we all gathered on her verandah to enjoy a yummy dinner, whilst we caught up with each others’ news and laced the air with laughter as the sun set.

My friends and their family flow loving kindness like a natural spring and as I absorbed the magic peace of being back here in France with them all, my cup filled to overflowing.

At an unearthly hour today my friends set off on their travels and I donned my new wellies, so Belle and I could go out and greet the day. My new fabulous footwear was a gift, so I can explore with Belle and stay warm and dry in style. We all decided that I will leave them here, as my ‘French’ wellies, knowing that I will return.


Autumn is drawing in and first thing this morning the valleys were full of mist lying like clouds below the treetops. Mankind was silent and all Belle and I could hear were the cockerels and crows greeting the new day, as the smaller birds tweeted to each other from the trees and hedgerows. The peace held us safe as the sun drew up above the horizon and nature sang her joyous song.




30 Responses to “Le Belle Francais……”

  1. 1 JJS English December 17, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    I hope you’d really enjoyed your time there. I loved your footwear, so fabulous!!


  2. 3 jstansfeld October 9, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Idyllic; and I hope that you are able to savor some of that delicious French cuisine! I admire your joy in the simple things of life – the things which so many miss in the pressures of everyday life. You ae a true connoisseur in your ability to find joy in peace and nature and to share it on line.


    • 4 Jane Sturgeon October 11, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Oh Jane, thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful words. I am touched and humbled by your comment. Nature’s colours as Autumn settles in are a delight aren’t they? I hope all is well with you? X


  3. 5 dgkaye October 5, 2016 at 3:11 am

    Jane you are blessed to have such international friends who offer you to stay in their home in Belle France. And P.S. I have the same wellies as you! I love them! Enjoy your lovely visit. xo ❤


  4. 10 journeyintopoetry October 4, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Im sure I replied to this Jane. I remember saying how I Iove the wellies. Anyway its a beautiful piece of writing as always, I also remember saying that you are right where you are meant to be just now. I wonder where my comment want! 😊❤️ Xxxxx


  5. 13 frederick anderson October 4, 2016 at 5:43 am

    I studied your picture of those wellies and I could feel emanating from the page that piquant sense of longing. Do you not understand? Wellies are sentient beings – they have feelings too. Imagine their loneliness, just standing there, waiting. How sad! You must bring them home with you next time and wear them to the beach, otherwise those bright colours will fade and they won’t be waterproof anymore. xxx!

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  6. 17 ianscyberspace October 3, 2016 at 3:01 am

    You have some lovely scenery to look out on there.


  7. 19 Marylin Warner October 3, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Just seeing your wellies made me feel happy, dear Jane, and I was already smiling at the description of you and your friends catching up with each others’ news and lacing the air with laughter as the sun set. Belle is so lucky to have you all! 🙂


  8. 21 clarepooley33 October 2, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I am so pleased to see that you and Belle are reunited! ❤ Have a wonderful time in France Jane. I love the wellies! xx


  9. 26 grandfathersky October 2, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Always enjoy hearing of your travels. Enjoy the cool Autumn mornings and the colors of the day!


  10. 28 Kirsten Molle October 2, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Bonjour ma Chere!

    Sounds as if la belle France is as wonderful as the name suggests! Have a lovely time and I look forward to reading your posts from over there



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