La Rentrée

La Rentrée seems to be French for back to school, or the end of summer, if you are no longer of school age.  It also heralded the reopening of a lot of restaurants, boulangeries, and patisseries near us. These have been shut since we arrived, jaunty, handwritten signs displayed in the windows, declaring they were closed for summer. It seems all of Paris really does go away for August. I must remember to join in next year.

I love the phrase La rentrée. It’s more elegant than back to school, it conjures up images of sharp pencils, shiny shoes, and crisp fitted clothes, after the more relaxed holiday look.

So la rentrée seemed the perfect time to begin this blog. I had intended to begin when we arrived, but between struggling for the perfect blog name and worrying about putting my words out there, I just didn’t. If I let September pass without beginning though I would never have started. It was this, along with the wonderful podcast, Letters From a Hopefully Creative by Sara Tasker and Jen Carrington, that finally gave me the courage to just start, So here I am a hopeful creative, creating.

More on life in Paris, adventures, and the books I love very soon.


In the meantime I am sampling every boulangerie in walking distance (and there are many!) to see which is my favourite.

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