Thursday, May 24, 2012

about No.7


Let's talk about number seven.

I'll start by answering your questions:

Meredith: Ooh where are you moving to, closer to those of us near Aix I hope?
Actually yes, I'll be 8km closer to Aix and trust me, every step closer to Zara counts.

Abbey: AND THE MOVE!?!?!??!?! Is it official???
Yes Abbey, it's official, but unfortunately not to where you're thinking.
(See, Abbey was hoping that me and The Husband were moving close to French Mommy's because she lives just around the corner, and there's nothing that a Texas girl in France wants more, than another Texas girl around the corner... except for decent Tex-Mex of course).

Ella: Moving to Paris?
Oh that's hysterical! I can't even imagine Fifty in a city like Paris. He would have to pee on E V E R Y T H I N G before he began to feel even remotely comfortable there. But the thought of Paris does makes my city girl heart sing. Maybe next time.

And then the rest of the questions just wanted to know where, and don't worry, I'm getting to it.
(Clearly I'm trying to draw this thing out as long as possible, and it also should be noted, that I have absolutely no idea how to write this post).

So yeah, we're moving. A whole 10km/ 6mile journey down the Luberon a bit and through the forest away. That's it. (not very exciting, is it?)

You're probably wondering why we're bothering moving at all... why leave beautiful Le Petit Village and it's zany cast of characters? Because it's zany and terribly inconvenient that's why. There I said it. I bashed The LPV.

Where as this here, The LPV, will always be The O.G. LPV (the O.G. stands for original gangsta, in case you didn't get that), we're moving to a new one. And while the new Le Petit Village is bigger than The O.G. LPV, what with it's 500+ inhabitants, it still has less than a thousand so that's why I remain, Sara in Le Petit Village.

Here's a fun fact for you... the new Le Petit Village is usually about 2°C warmer than The O.G. LPV, so if it's 20°C here and 22°C there, then that really means that its 70°F here, and 74°F there, which is actually four whole degrees warmer, not two, and that's a lot (that my friends is Sara Louise logic). So there's one reason why we're moving.

Also, there's the house. Truth be told, I hate my house, H A T E it. It was only supposed to be for a few months but we got sucked into time and it's been almost two years. Almost two whole years of living in a house that is crumbling and feels like it's made out of swiss cheese when the mistral blows against it. And the kitchen. Ugh, the kitchen... my kitchen has about one square foot of workable counter space and a stove top with only two hobs that blows a fuse every time you try to use them both at the same time. So for someone who likes to cook like me, it's a freaking nightmare.

The new house does not feel like it's made out of swiss cheese and crumbling, is not facing into the direction of the mistral, has a proper kitchen (I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about this) and added bonus... has heated tile floors! Fifty's little feet will be in heaven this winter.

But, I am sad to leave here.

I like having Honey Jr and Honey's Honey next door, and opening the door to let Fifty run around and play outside when his friend's come a knocking. I'll miss the beautiful Le Petit Village scenery passing by when I'm out on my morning jogs and it's so quiet that it feels like I'm the only one here.

But, it's time for a change, and new adventures. Honey Jr and Honey's Honey will come over, Fifty will make new friends, and the new Le Petit Village is beautiful too... because yeah, it's Provence. 

It's pretty much beautiful everywhere.

bisou
 

42 comments:

  1. yay! a great kitchen and heated tile floors! sounds wonderful. very exciting! i hope the move all goes smoothly!

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  2. Aww, I was hoping you'd be a city girl once again. I'm looking forward to the new LPV adventures though!

    PS. I hope the new LPV has a better bar.

    PSS. And the title of this post totally sounds like a new Chanel perfume.

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  3. Congrats! I hope you have a great move. I love the reasons, and am totally with you! I'd die for 2 more degrees of warmth…. I'm a Texas girl after all! Until August, when Valencia is a sweltering pool of stink. :)

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  4. Congrats on the move. Anywhere closer to Zara has to be in the right direction :)

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  5. I'm just going to be sitting here wishing I could visit France. Congrats!

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  6. ah yay! i'm excited for your move to a village closer to Aix!! honestly, i think you can do no wrong in the Luberon. you are one lucky girl :)

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  7. Congrats on the move, the new place sounds great. And I couldn't agree more, one step closer to Zara is a good move indeed.

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  8. I'm relieved that you'll still be LPV. But with kitchen.

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  9. A big kitchen and heated floors sound like two excellent reasons to move. I wish I had a big kitchen too but it is at least all modern and properly wired!

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  10. As you say, everywhere is beautiful in Provence! We have recently had a heated floor in our kitchen - that in itself (and your bigger kitchen...not to mention nearer to Zara!) will be worth moving for!! Good luck in your new home.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. ohh can't wait to see your new house! heated floors! wow!

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  12. Good luck. Moving sucks, even in Provence

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  13. Congrats on the move! Can't wait to see some pictures!

    xx

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  14. A heated floor, a great kitchen and 2 degrees warmer is more that enough reason to move just down the road. Not far from your friends and closer to new ones. sounds good to me. Diane

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  15. although I am a bit bummed, I am SO excited for your new UPGRADE of a home :) We can still hang out when you come to visit French mommy this summer :) xo

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  16. I'm really excited for you!!
    It sounds like quite the upgrade, and you're still in LPV, so it sounds like a win/win!

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  17. How exciting! I know it's hard to move but your new kitchen sounds like a dream. I'd love for you to check out my Columbia Yoga Wear post today and let me know what you think!
    www.winetastegirl.com

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  18. I'm very happy for you. And listen, I love your honesty about how you feel about your current house. People usually fake love for their current situation.
    m.

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  19. Psst... for the love of all that is Holy, do not let the Nazi Ghost Zombies see you leave.Talk about stalkers!

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  20. Yay for new adventures. I know you'll have a fantastic time, the only question is whether the new LPV is ready for YOU!

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  21. Heated floors? Sounds fancy-schmancy! Moving sucks, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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  22. A kitchen, heated floors, a house that doesn't feel like its made of Swiss cheese, warmer weather and closer to Aix are all excellent reasons to move. I am wondering if the inhabitants of the new LPV have any idea what life will be like for them after you, the Husband and Fifty move into town. Good luck with your move.

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  23. Heated floors??!! Sounds like heaven! Best of luck with your move.

    leslie

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  24. Good luck, the new LPV sounds great. Let's hope they have a pizza truck, too!

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  25. I know what you mean about these old houses. They really crumble like swiss cheese. Good for you! I'm eager to hear about your new adventures!

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  26. I've been lurking here for awhile following your adventures. You always make me laugh! I'm relieved to hear you are not leaving the area because yours is one of my favorite "France" blogs out there. Keep us updated on the move! (ps. I hope you are in fact writing a book. I'd buy it.)

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  27. oh my god that picture is straight out of a postcard

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  28. But wait a minute... who will protect LPV from the Zombie Nazi Ghosts if you and Fifty are gone? I thought your dog was in charge of that?

    But seriously, a legit kitchen and heated floors are worth it. The villagers can fend for themselves. :)

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  29. *squeal* It's all so exciting. Congrats!

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  30. EXCITTINNGGG! Can't wait to see pics!

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  31. Sounds like a wonderful opportunity! You are moving from La Tres Petite Village to just plain old LPV - perfect! And close enough to still see the Honeys.

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  32. Congrats Sara! I am totally happy for you just for the simple reason that you are happy (so that makes me happy :) That is Ashley logic! The only thing you didn't say was WHEN you are moving? Is it soon or later this year?
    Ashley

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  33. Yeah!!! Sounds so nice, and I would move too just for the heated floors. Your movin' up! Cant wait to see pictures and hear all the new fun tales on your move!

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  34. im just going to impose myself on you and come visit one of these days.

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  35. Congratulations on the move Sara Louise! Yes, I too would move for a proper kitchen and heated tile floors!! Hope it all goes smoothly for you all!

    Sharon
    xxxx

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  36. What a treat to find your comment on my blog today. I have followed your blog for sometime now, enjoying every word, so it's fun making this connection. I'm such a francophile that your life fascinates me. We enjoyed a great week in the Luberon last year and hope to get back soon. One of my favorite parts of the world....

    Good luck with your move--sounds like a new adventure not so very far away from where you are now!

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  37. Have nice adventures and happy weekend.

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  38. Ahh - a real kitchen. Oh the crap hole kitchens I put up with in Italy! In Italy - it's like "I thought you people were all about cooking?!" So yes - the kitchen - HUGE! So happy for you! xoxo

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  39. I can't believe there are heated floors in Provence - I am beyond jealous!

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  40. Here's to new adventures! I am so happy for you and your lovely new kitchen! xo

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  41. i feel like a friend is moving and I should offer to help, bringing a food offering... Best wishes on the move and here's a toast to new adventures and "interesting" people!

    Bises,
    Genie

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