This week has been a whirlwind, and if you know me, you’ll know I hate whirlwinds. I am calm. I am collected. I am half comatose most of the time, lol, but this week has been a busy one. And of course, I get my edits! My editor is on vacation so I don’t have to hand them in until After the holidays, but it just seemed funny that they arrived precisely this week.

It started with Saturday and the Village Christmas Fête!
Every year the village has a party for ‘decking the halls’ sort of thing – when they decorate the village tree and have a little ‘tea’ for the elderly. The kids in the village get together and present some sort of act. (This is amazing to me – the kids practice every Wednesday for two months to perfect everything. The little kids have their parents to help out – this year they dressed like cowboys and did a little square dance – too cute!)
And my daughter and her friend did a sort of modern dance with lots of high kicks and lifts, and it was pretty cool! Santa came with his donkey. (Yes, his donkey, lol)
Here is a picture of the village Santa:

He gave presents after the fête – and I wished I’d gotten a picture of him with his glass of champagne, lol!

Then Sunday was the Horse Fair, and of course I had to take my daughter to Paris to see that. Millions of people. Crowds. No parking. Driving in horrific traffic. My daughter was Thrilled.
I was exhausted. Monday was almost calm – just a lunch with friends, and then Tusday another lunch with another set of friends. Wednesday was the busiest day – five English lessons and then a trip to Paris for a book signing!
A friend of ours wrote a wonderful book about polo, and he asked me to do some illustrations for it, so I did and he took six of them and used them in the book. Here is a picture of me sitting next to him in Paris last night!

Charles Emmanuel de Bourbon-Parme and Moi at a book signing for the book ‘POLO – A Sport to Discover’ (by Charles-Emmanuel de Bourbon Parme). It’s written in French and English – it’s got wonderful photos and art work in it, and some very funny drawings by yours truly.

If you want a copy it’s 29€ plus shipping from France. Just let me know.

Tomorrow I go pick up Alex at the airport at noon! He’s coming home for the holidays – and his brother actually cleaned up their room for him!