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Die, France

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”


Laura Ingalls Wilder, 
Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder: On Wisdom and Virtues

2020 is really an unforgettable year. But for sure this year is teaching most of us a lot, mentally, physically, financially, everything to win life. It’s hard to absorb all the horrible things happening but we have to accept it.

The crying child was upset because her lollipop cracked.

Like life has always been, it’s bitter-sweet.

But still, we are all trying to breathe and live a life.

Balance is the key.

You can listen to good music from Harri Endersby to relax and be away from all the pain. Thank you at The Good Trade for sharing daily inspirations.

To live life, we need balance. But sometimes it’s boring to be always on track. It’s not everyday we have good hairdays.

Like in reality it was not intended for the world to have a pandemic while in someone’s all year long agenda, was already planned. Others are okay having their best lollipop in their lives but for some it’s really a catastrophe.

A family passed by while I took a photo of the Glandasse mountains.

Whenever we can, as much as possible we practice social distancing. To be honest, it’s really boring to wear mask all day, with the heat of summer. It’s not strictly obliged in the city where we went, to wear it in public places, like in the streets but when entering a closed facility we need one.

Small streets of Die and of course the 2 chevaux

Took some photos of the village in the morning to avoid the crowd and heat.

Cute little doors always reminds me of the animé “The Secret Garden” adaptation of the 1911 novel of Frances Hodgson Burnett

Walked around the village center’s small streets, small doors and windows.

Yep, that’s me, the small bench was perfect!
photo credits to David

To beat the heat, we went to chill and enjoyed the fresh water of the Drôme.

And September starts and ends the summer officially. As they call in France ‘la rentrée’ it’s when summer ends and start of another schoolyear.

Of course the food is the most important highlight of our vacation! There is this restaurant we went and it’s a hidden gem at the center of Die.

Les Petits Fourneaux it’s amazing!

All that we ate are so good, all vegetal with lots of flavors. I ordered the ‘assiette de jour‘ for the surprise, and I forgot to take a photo (because I was so excited to eat!) of the vegetarian burger David ordered.

A little sport won’t hurt!
With a little music shared in the streets makes the ambiance perfect.

Most of the time, I observe the people, culture, food and place. It’s another world in the same universe. Meeting people with different perspective of life. Rich culture and exchange of words are the things that helped me to know more about where I am right now. Another summer ends and I’m grateful for it.

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