Café au Lait and Pain au Chocolate

Posted by on August 9, 2013 in distractions, family, Humor, Imagination, Inspiration, Kids, life, Shanghaied, writing | 2 comments

Café au Lait and Pain au Chocolate

I have not blogged for the last few weeks because I have been traveling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought maybe I could do it, write while away, but alas I am not Wonder Woman, and the call for adventure was much stronger than the call to write.

We went to England and France. Our middle daughter Leigh and I.

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We toured, we shopped, we cooked, we hiked, and we even river rafted.

I have not been to either of these countries in 19 years and it was our daughter’s first trip.

The architecture, the sites, the history made my jaw drop.

Everywhere I looked there were stories to be told.

From a new prince’s birth, to a replica of Sir Frances Drakes ship (the one I modeled The Georgiana after in my upcoming middle grade release, Shanghaied – July, 2014)

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Even a window full of Parisian men’s shirts caught my eye. – Really, I want to know who would wear one of these things, the man who does has a story to tell!

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Portobello Market, the Eifel Tower, the clock face in the  d’Orsay museum, the lover’s locks on the bridge next to Notre Dame, the ancient marble sculptures in the Louvre, even a pile of old tins in an antique market caught my attention and made my mind swirl with possibilities.

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This has definitely been an inspiring summer.

Cheers for now – Stacey

Don’t forget the sunscreen!

2 Comments

  1. You ARE “Wonder” Woman – and you are an “open book” – Sharing your most wonderful life adventure:) Looks like it was a magical trip! xo Parse

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