Hullo dear!

I thought I’d kick things off with a picture of a piece of my France, and even better, one taken in your company when you last visited me.

October outdoorsiness

It is from a year ago and from October at that, but I have always found it very Winter, very… December. Don’t you think? I suppose the impression comes from the stark contrast of the black, white and RED.

I thought it would be a good way to illustrate the first post of the month (who am I kidding: of the blog itself, too!), especially since you expressed the desire to have me write on a topic so very seasonal to me here in  Northern Europe:

~~ mulled wine ~~

Admittedly I am a little puzzled as to why you, from the depths of your Southern hemisphere Summer, are curious about my mulled wine recipe… but who cares. You wanted to know, so I’ll tell you.

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