Imagine winning 18 million Euro in the lottery. What would you do with the money?! Give part of it to your children, other relatives or charity, buy a house in some beautiful far away place or perhaps purchase that Hermes bag you have been wanting to call yours for ages?
That's what Jocelyn, a 46 year old housewife and blogger from Arras, with two grown up children, a difficult husband and a small haberdashery store, had to think about. It has always been a fantasy of hers to be fashionably slim and become a stylist in Paris, where she would meet her knight in shining armour. Will she change her life in pursuit of her dreams, make a list of her desires?
If you would like to know how the story goes from here, I can recommend the latest book by the French author Grégoire Delacourt, called 'De lijst van al mijn wensen' in Dutch or 'The list of my desires' in English. I was pleasantly surprised!
I had to get used to Delacourt's style of writing. It's quite 'floral', as we used to say in Holland. Almost like poetry. It made me realise how difficult it must have been to translate it from French into Dutch. The translator did a good job.
The book is charming and absorbing. Jocelyn an amiable character, who you wish all the happiness she deserves.
A great compliment to Grégoire Delacourt, for describing Jocelyn's thoughts and feelings perfectly. Quite remarkable for a man ;-)!
If you like, you can read more about the book on the following blogs. They are worth having a look at.
ma 11-3: http://www.leescluborlando.nl/site/category/blog
wo 13-3: http://blog.alltheluckintheworld.nl
do 14-3: http://scrapenstitch.blogspot.nl
vr 15-3: http://guusjes-appeltaart.blogspot.nl
za 16-3: http://madeliefje-madelief.blogspot.nl
zo 17-3: http://elisanna.blogspot.nl
ma 18-3: http://jookieshandwerken.blogspot.nl
di 19-3: http://ing-things.blogspot.nl
The photo's that accompany this post were made in my craft room. I found the teacups and plates on a flea market recently. The vintage Easter cloth was given to me by a dear friend. A big kiss to you Ilse!