It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

mon sapin de noël / my christmas tree

Ça fait 10+ ans…

-que je n’ai pas eu un vrai sapin de Noël
-que je me suis senti “chez moi”

C’est la première fois…

-que j’ai fait du eggnog
-que j’ai organisé une fête de Noël

Parfois il faut changer de pays…

It’s been 10+ years…

-since I had a real Christmas tree
-since I really felt “at home”

It’s the first time….

-that I made eggnog
-hosted a Christmas party

Sometimes it takes changing countries…

chez moi

Avec mon adorable petit sapin de Noël, après d’avoir eu une merveilleuse fête de Noël (y compris du eggnog, ou en français, lait de poule), papillotes, après d’avoir envoyé des cadeaux et des cartes, décorations, lumières de Noël qui illuminent ma rue, après avoir eu plusiers verres du vin chaud (et aussi green chaud!) et après 3 jours de la neige… Ça commence à ressembler à Noël!

With my adorable little Christmas tree, having had a wonderful Christmas party (including eggnog, or in French, lait de poule), papillotes, after having sent out gifts and cards, decorations, Christmas lights illuminating my street, after having had many glasses of vin chaud (and even green chaud) and after 3 days of snow… It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

la bastille enneigée, 2011

Si la vie à la new-yorkaise était The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, la vie à la française est le je ne sais quoi qui rendre Noël.

If life à la New-Yorkaise was The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, it’s life à la Française is the je ne sais quoi giving it back.

photo from last year's Christmas; my first in France! (oui, foie gras!)

~

Il y a Un An d’Aujourd’hui (à Grenoble) j’étais ici:
One Year Ago From Today (in Grenoble) I was here:

…at the marché de Noël, 20/Dec/2010
...next to a llama! à coté d'un lama!, 20/Dec/2010

P.S.  !‫חנוכה שמח‬‎

6 thoughts on “It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

  1. Green chaud? C’est quoi ça? I’m intrigued….

    What a beautiful tree you have!!! Isn’t it so nice that you don’t have to put it in a tree stand? I’m just loving everyone’s Christmas posts…I can’t believe we’re only a few days away…my, my how time flies.

    If we don’t “chat” before..I want to wish you a Merry Christmas! : )

    1. Green chaud is hot chocolate with a shot of Chartreuse (a digestif made in this region by monks for centuries – I’ve visited the monastery, about 30 mins drive from the city).

      Thanks for the compliment! Ha I’m proud of my little tree. Yes, ‘was so nice not having the need to buy a stand! I still have sooo many posts to make; so behind. o_O

      Yes, if we don’t chat before, Have a very Merry Christmas Ella! Hope all is well in NY. The Italian food and wine sounds deeelish! Mmmm.

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