Showing posts from January, 2012

New Year's Message

Galette des Rois, or "King's Cake" is eaten on the feast of the Epiphany or basically all of Jan. Find the "feve", or small trinket (a bean or baby Jesus usually) and you're King for the day! (Yes, I struggled with pics for this post.) I love the new year.  People can argue that it is a superficial marker in time, but it's one of those things, like being part of a team or running a race - there is a communal feeling of being able to make a fresh start, of pushing yourself to improve yourself and seeing other people do it makes it feel like you can too.  I like that there is a moment to say goodbye to the last 365 days, the bad ones and good ones and to set yourself up for the best for the next 365.  In France, I like how the new year is celebrated.  We receive cards with new year's greetings instead of Christmas cards and though we're in the second week of January, people are still greeting me with wishes of love, success, health and adve