Abbaye of Collonges – Paul Bocuse

  When I heard the news of the passing of Paul Bocuse  back in January, I was deeply saddened.  We had an amazing night of food, fun, laughter and a very good show at the Abbaye of Collonges in August last year. Paul Bocuse was an amazing French Chef who will always be famous for …

Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne

After we had some wine and the frogs legs our guide would be taking us on a walking tour through this delightful town.  We needed to walk off all the wine that comes flowing with these tastings.  Our walk took us around an hour.  We wandered around the little cobblestone streets going through "secrect" walkways …

May 15th – TSC Global Awareness Day

Today is May 15th TSC Global Awareness Day…

3 Sisters Abroad

Today is TSC Global Awareness Day.  You might ask what is TSC?  It stands for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.  Tuberous Sclerosis affects the eyes, skin, brain, kidneys, liver, lungs, and some also have epilepsy.

I have Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and so does my youngest daughter Jennifer. I was officially diagnosed when she was 1. TSC in my case was a mutant gene, however once you have this rare disease the chances of having a child with TSC is 50/50. 1 in 2 chance of having a child with TSC.  I do remember my parents being tested which came up clear.  I am the youngest of 4 so the chance of my sisters or brother having TSC was ruled out when my parents tests came up clear.  This meant something happened with the genes when i was conceived.  When I was 6 or 7 the doctors removed some facial lumps off my…

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Frogs and Snails and puppy dog tails

Today we would be taking a tour into the Dombes region to visit the picturesque town of Chatillon sur Chalaronne where we will have the opportunity to taste the regional specialty of frog's legs and visit a snail farm. Now I have had snails on many occasions.  I love them especially done in a garlicky …

Vienne France

    We spent an afternoon sailing along the Rhone as we headed to Vienne.  We could eat as much as we liked of the "Calorie Free" Ice Cream after lunch.     Then Muriel, Tania, Peter and I did a tour of the Wheelhouse with Captain Tony and Pierre about river navigation. Captain Tony …

Things I always carry in my bag

The Wine!

The last few days I have read two wonderful posts on "Things I always carry in my bag" and I thought to myself why not do a post on this.  The Happiest Pixel and Cheila's Blog is where I first read this post. How on earth do some men get away with just carrying a wallet in a …