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Jane Williamson

We are starting to get things together.
I have made decorations with fir, holly, candles and pine cones.
We have two metal holders on either side of our front door which I have filled with seasonal greenery.
I am making a brawn for my friend, he is 92, and, of course, it is the English equivalent of tete de veau, but made with a pig's head.
I have also made my first batch of mince pies.
We are having a ballotine of pintade for Christmas, with smoked salmon pate and melba toast to start.
A Happy Christmas to all and boo sucks to all politicians.


Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année, Lynn and Ron.
Love the ecard. I’d do them too, but when you
send cards to couples or families, the only one
who really sees the card is the one whose email
address it was sent to. It’s kind of hard to pass your
phone around to the whole family.

Thanks for the photo of the Cluny market donkey!
I have to see him in real life. Is he there all the time?


I love Paperless Post and use it all the time, even for HOA notes and business! Have never heard of CreataCard so will look into it! Merry Christmas Lynn!


Dear Lynn,
You leave me in the dust with even a thought of having a cocktail party for 40!
And all such yummy hors d'oeuvres!
May I add Croustillants? I always keep this one as a tried and true,especially because you can make it way ahead,then simply slice and bake!
Lynn,please welcome our precious little Yorkie girl,Ellise Rose(Elley)!
Her brother,Ari, will join us in January.
With all our hearts we thank God for His grace in allowing us such happiness again.We never thought we would so blessed.
Joyeux Noel to you,Ron,and sweet Vino.(Love your card!What a great idea!)


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I do so hope our paths cross in 2019! So close......


May the McNortons have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous, healthy and peaceful 2019. I am sure your Fête was excellent. Hugs, M


absolutely lovely; merci and happy new year

Colleen Taylor

This is the earliest year that I've ever been done with Christmas way ahead of time. No guests nor parties to throw this year. I needed that break since it's been an insanely busy & stressful year. I'm happy to see it go frankly.

I love your darling card. All your recipes look wonderful. I'm very tempted to try a few of them. Merry Christmas Lynn and a Joyous and Happy New Year.

Mariella Neumann

Merry Christmas from down under we are delighted to have Nicole celebrating The festive season in Australia.
We will start with Christmas Eve with my European family and on the 25 th we will have the full English lunch with our daughter in-laws parents,
Merci Lynn for your insight into our French life It’s been a delight reading your blog.
I wish you Ron and your readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Jacqui McCargar

Thank you Lynn for keeping me up-to-date on my favorite place! Joyeaux Noël et Bonne Annee!

Vicky (from Athens)

I have made Henri’s Gateau Minute sooo many times since you posted the recipe a year ago and receive raves every time. Thank you so much for sharing. I will soon be trying the pistachio sables and I know they will be wonderful! Hope you and yours have had a wonderful Christmas. Here in No. Georgia it was a beautiful day!

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