French Friday: On y va!

« Savoir où l'on veut aller, c'est très bien; mais il faut encore montrer qu'on y va. » - Emile Zola

…et aujourd’hui j’y vais! Demain, je serai encore à Paris!

…et aujourd’hui j’y vais! Demain, je serai encore à Paris!

French Friday: Une Voiture Jaune

le 31 août 2018 (243/365)

« On est dans une voiture jaune, la route est à nous et on a des tas de perspectives. » - Keith

As Long as It's Black

August 11, 2018 (223/365)

“Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.” - Henry Ford

La Neige sur Paris

le premier mars 2018 (060/365) « Quand mars commence en lion, il finit comme un mouton. »

It has been unseasonably cold in Paris these past few days and, last night, it snowed about one inch. At home, an inch would hardly be noticed, but here in Europe, a little snow is a big deal. In fact, our flight from Paris to Dublin tomorrow afternoon has already been cancelled. The good news is that we got on a good ole American flight directly from Paris to Chicago and will be home about six hours earlier than planned. It's wonderful to visit the places you love, but there's no place like home!


February 28, 2018 (059/365)

"Life is such a gift, I just say thank you all day." - Natalie Cole

I am so thankful for all of the birthday wishes and for the opportunity to celebrate in Paris! 

Mini Month

February 1, 2018 (032/365) "They are not long, the days of wine and roses..." - Ernest Dowson... in fact, they are only twenty-eight -- a "mini-month!"

Although many dread another month of darkness and cold winter weather, I rejoice in these twenty-eight days of pretty crimson hues, of hearts and flowers and beautiful snowscapes, punctuated by celebrations of la Chandeleur, the Winter Olympics, Mardi gras, Valentine's Day, and my birthday -- the exclamation point at the end of this lovely month! 

I spy...

March 30, 2017 (089/365)

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.” - Ansel Adams

It's Throwback Thursday and I'm featuring a photo taken barely a month ago. There's nothing profound or poetic to say about it except that somehow a cold, rainy day in Paris really is more pleasant that a cold, rainy day in Wisconsin...and when you see a vintage Fiat with a Jesus sticker in the window, you take a picture!

Vintage Tin

October 2, 2013 Photo of the day: "Take the Wheel"

This evening, we stumbled upon a vintage car show. Although I appreciate the craftsmanship and I enjoyed capturing the nostalgia, classic cars are not my area of expertise. So welcome C'est ma vie's first guess blogger, as my husband, Eric, takes the wheel:

Hi Everyone! This is a great '32 Ford roadster! It looks like hot rods built in the late '40s & early '50s. This is the look I'm after for the roadster I'm building.I would like to restore a car that would replicate  a hot rod built by a guy coming back from WWII. Melinda took these cool pictures. Enjoy!

 - Eric