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A Letter from Danielle for October ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for October ‘19
Hi Everyone, By now, we’re all well into fall-summer is a dim memory-and we’re heading into winter. I love these crisp autumn days, they give me energy, and I’m usually up to my ears in new projects and books by this time of year. We’re not buried in snow yet, so we can enjoy some real [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for September ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for September ‘19
Hi Everyone, Well, here we are, back in the fall. I hope you had a restful, fun, relaxing summer and were able to take some time off. I love September, it revitalizes me. I think we’ve all been trained for so many years to rev up our motors for the return to school that, even as [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for August ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for August ‘19
Hi Everyone, I hope the summer is rolling out well and you’re having fun, taking some time off and enjoying family and friends!! Hot weather, good times, maybe some swimming and sunning, fishing—whatever seems like fun to you. I love reading in the summer when I take time off from writing for a few weeks. I have [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for July ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for July ‘19
Hi Everyone, I hope that your summer is off to a great start, and that the weather is cooperating for a nice warm, balmy summer—and that you have some plans for summer vacation and to take some time off. July always gets off on a festive note with July 4th, with parties and picnics, and parades, [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for June ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for June ‘19
Hi Everyone, Oh YAY!!! It’s summer, or just about, and will be officially summer shortly after you get this newsletter. Spring is always a little sketchy, depending on where one is. I’ve been in snowstorms in New York in late April. And there’s a French saying that says not to take off your winter clothes yet [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for May ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for May ‘19
Hi Everyone, Happy May Day!!! May is such a nice month, when Spring is just about everywhere—at last!! When I was a child in French schools, we always celebrated May Day, and it’s still a big deal in France. It’s French Labor Day, and they celebrate it as a major holiday, and everyone gives a sprig of [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for April ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for April ‘19
Hi Everyone, Well here comes April—hopefully springlike by now, wherever you are. There is something so cheering and hopeful about seeing green leaves again, and flowers springing up. Easter is in April this year, with all the fun “commercial” side of it, with Easter bunnies, and rainbow painted eggs, easter egg hunts for your children. I [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for March ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for March ‘19
Hi Everyone!!! Happy March!!! I hope there is a whiff of spring in the air wherever you are. By now, we’re all tired of winter, and a hint of spring would be nice. The big holiday in March is Saint Patrick’s Day, which I can lay no claim to, with no Irish relatives. But it’s a [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for February ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for February ‘19
Hello Everyone, Here comes February, still deep in the heart of winter. As I write this, it’s snowing, and Spring seems a million years away. I’ve been writing like crazy all winter, the holidays were busy and also seem like they are a long time behind us. When we’re in it, winter seems like the [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for January ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for January ‘19
Hi Everyone!!! When I think of January, I think of bears cozily hibernating in their cave, which is pretty much what I do every year in January—after the mad dash of the holidays, with kids coming home, family meals, all our Christmas traditions, getting last minute gifts, and just running around. My kids leave for wherever [...] Read more