Bonjour Amie, a quick message because I read the following in the Delilah newsletter and thought you might find it interesting:
"Read The #1 New York Times Bestseller Orphan Train Orphantrain_border
Orphans around the world and children in foster care are very close to my heart. It tears me apart thinking about children who grow up without the love of a forever family. I can't believe it's a reality in America that children can age out of the foster care system with no home to return to -- it's heart wrenching.
But every so often, from the ashes of a lonely childhood, a story will emerge that restores your faith in how God intertwines people's lives so we meet just the right people at just the right time. And with that, I introduce you to Orphan Train, my featured book for June...
Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse...
As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren't as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.
Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life-answers that will ultimately free them both..."
Sounds like the kind of novel Kelsey would write.:D Take good care Amie and hope to write again soon. Gros câlins, sincèrement, ton amie Sylvie :D
Bonjour Amie, about “Under the Tuscan sun”, I borrowed the movie first, for the rom- com aspect of it, but when I learned it was based on a book, I wanted to read it. There were 2 versions: abridged read by the author and regular version, so I borrowed both. I quickly realized, thanks to the commentary, that the movie is very loosely based on the book. The book mostly centers on the documentation of the renovation of an abandoned villa called Brama-Sole (yearning for the sun) and is described as biographical. The movie develops characters only mentioned in the book and ads the romance aspect to make it a chick-flick. Amie, I’ll tell ya: it’s a descriptive fest for the senses! Frances Mayes was/is also a travel writer, so the discovery of her area, marinated in the Italian culture is just delightful. Venice sounds like a cool place to visit and Wales too. My favourite baritone is from Wales, if I haven’t mentioned him before, his name is Bryn Terfel.
So what do you want to see in France Amie? If I were ever to go, I think the first place I’d go would be the Garnier and then Notre-Dame, just to inhale the culture... I know there's more to France than just Paris, depending on how much time you can spend. Maybe I'd visit Belgiam and the Marquises islands... I know you really enjoy that housesitting gig Amie, but hope you can pull out those sweaters if you want to sit out this week: fall is already knocking at the door! We’re all fine here Amie, thanks for asking. The forum is unusually quiet, so I’ve been doing extremely well catching up with PM’s, so should catch up in length pretty soon, before my visitors get here. I will leave you with the rich goodness of Bryn Terfel’s voice, enjoy! Prends soin de toi ma chère et à bientôt. Câlins, sincèrement, ton amie Sylvie :D
Bonsoir Amie, just to let you know, I've just recieved your very sweet and thoughtful card, so I can stretch my birthday week! lol Tu es vraiment gentille Amie, j'apprécie! Hope all is well with you. I've just finished reading "Under the Tuscan sun", the unabridged version and just want to go have dinner at Frances Mayes' house! Her book is a blind girl's descriptive dreams come true... Have you ever visited Italy Amie? If you'd like to, virtually, I would recommend this book, which is much different from the movie. En tous cas, merci encore ma chère, gros câlins, de tout coeur, ton amie Sylvie :D
Bonsoir Amie, I'd never heard such a long music box version of the Cannon, so I thought it was really special. Thanks for telling me about Degas, I thought he was a composer... :D Thanks in advance for the card, you didn't have to sweetie: late or not, it'll be appreciated, thanks! A friend of mine says that babies, at that age, change every half hour and he's not exactly exagerating by much. I've held my granddaughter 3 times in one month and I can already tell she's gaining weight. You can be sure grandma will spoil her as much as she can... :D Her bear took a lot of work, but if she'd ask me for another one, I'd be happy to oblige. :D Well anyway, thanks for the preemptive wishes my friend, take good care. Câlins, sincèrement, ton amie Sylvie :D
Bonjour Amie, you’re welcome for the card. Most of my friends are Anglophones, so I don’t get to use French ones often... :D Funny you’ve mentioned house-sitting, because I know one of your favourite perks is kitty snuggle time and I was debating whether to share a Pachelbel or a kitty birthday video! Lol Glad to hear you’ll enjoy more comfort for a while. Hmm, your friends are original in their holiday destinations. Thanks for the tip, I’ll check out Degas’ ballerinas. Was Degas from the baroque period too? BTW, while searching for a nice Cannon, I found this version I quite enjoyed:
I’m glad you got your card and actually saw it in time this year. I felt bad I was always late in previous years... :D BTW, if you have a minute, I’ve posted my latest output on “My creations” blog: another 3 month undertaking given away. It was worth it though. Well anyway, I hope to catch up more in length soon my friend. You take good care of yourself Amie, enjoy your house-sitting et à bientôt! Gros bisous et câlins, sincèrement, ton amie Sylvie :D
Bonjour mademoiselle, I just wanted to come in for a minute and wish you the happiest of birthdays! I hope you’ve had a great day so far and were able to spend it doing things you love. :D Prends soin de toi ma chère et joyeux anniversaire! Câlins, de tout Coeur, ton amie Sylvie :D
Bonsoir Amie, I meant your housesitting gig seemed short, because you told me about it and it was over... Now as far as wanting to be elsewhere, isn't that the story of your life? :D Well, you've got one up on me: I've never flown in a helicopter. It was kind of nice thinking Michael was in Canada... En tous cas, just passing by, checking messages, but I have to go prove my worth after a long phone call so I'm out. Prends soin de toi ma belle et à bientôt! Câlins, sincèrement, ton amie Sylvie :D
Bonsoir Amie, well, that was a short gig, wasn't it? Well at least, I'm glad you had the opportunity to try and make something new... :D FYI, I was completely off the mark with my speculations, but you should check out Twitter: Michael has apparently spectacular pics from BC. Take good care of yourself in those salt mines ma chère. :D Gros câlins, sincèrement, ton amie Sylvie xxx
Bonjour mademoiselle, well first, welcome back! Now second,I've just read your post on Michael's latest blog and wanted to give you an update. Someone reported yesterday that Michael was to host the inauguration of a new Rodney Dangerfield exhibit at the Grammy Museum next November, which might have something to do with working with Sinbad. I don't know this for a fact, but this is speculation based on clues: Inspector Sylvie on the trail! lol I'd been having trouble with my connection, but now I'm back to tackling my PM pile, so I'll be in touch as soon as I can. Prends soin de toi ma belle et à bientôt! Câlins, sincèrement, ton amie Sylvie :D
Bonsoir Amie, I know, long time no see... :D I just wanted to let you know that if you hop on over to my creations blog, my Irish cottage is finally finished! I hope to talk to you more soon sweetie, take care. Câlins, sincèrement, ton amie Sylvie :D
Bonsoir ma chère, 2 minutes pour te dire un gros merci: j'ai reçu ton livre vendredi!I had "blind" computer problems on Friday and out to the opera yesterday and had a fabulous time! Enfin, merci encore pour le livre! Fais attention à toi et à bientôt. Câlins chaleureux, sincèrement, ton amie Sylvie :D
Bonjour mademoiselle, just touching base quickly, but wondering how you're doing with this lovely weather we're having. I thought of you this week because they were asking this question on the radio: to what destination would you buy a one-way ticket if you could? :D I know you're having similar weather we're having up here and I think it's just crazy to have to empty a 40 pound bag of salt in your driveway! Take good care of yourself Amie, stay safe and watch your derrière if you go out! :D Gros bisous et câlins, sincèrement, ton amie Sylvie :D
Allo Amie, I just wanted to say a quick hi because I know it's been a while. I've been crazy busy and it doesn't look like it's letting up much. Anyway, I just wanted to keep in touch, hope you've had a nice Thanksgiving and I just hope you're doing well and taking care of yourself. I've sent my holliday PM already, but hope to start on a personal reply to you soon. I'm off to the recital today! Take care my friend and God bless. Gro câlins, sincèrement, ton amie Sylvie :D
Bonsoir Amie, well hubby did come through: I'm going! XD My seats are in the mezonine, which is the 3rd level, but at least, I'll be there! It's the first time I have "My events" on my page... :D I will need to hear all about your trip, once you can relax a little. I hope everything went well. Take good care sweetie and drive safely, talk to you soon. Câlins, sincèrement, ton amie Sylvie :D
Bonsoir mademoiselle, I hope you've enjoyed your breweries tour! You're right, I wouldn't think of putting beer and chocolate together, but then again, I suppose I don't have the pallet for it. I'm sure that should be very interesting. Amie, I just wanted to share that I'm taking a big leap of faith in hoping it works out, devine qui s'en vient à Montréal? I'll give you 3 guesses! XD God bless this forum, everyone is cheering for me and I'll need all the positive vibes I can get and since I know you've got strong ones, if you could spare just one for me, I'd be much obliged... :D My fingers and eyes are busy for myself, but got my toes crossed for you on your trek and destination. Prends soin de toi ma chère et à bientôt j'espère! Câlins, sincèrement, ton amie Sylvie :D
Bonjour Amie, thanks for taking the time on the road to write. I thought you might enjoy seeing the house pics at least. I’m sorry to hear of your bad experience with Op. Hope. I suppose there's good and bad everywhere... I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the Wpt author talk, sounds to me like Marta & Kelly were pretty persistent with the publisher so if that’s all it takes, you’re in like Flynn! :D Glad to hear your friend likes my music boxes. Amie, you’re too sweet, thanks for being such a good publicist for me! lol Take good care sweetie and stay safe, talk to you soon. Câlins, sincèrement, ton amie Sylvie :D