The events in Paris yesterday were too sad and too dramatic for me to simply carry on writing about flowers and french living as if nothing had happened.
Thank you for the many messages I have received, asking if we are all safe here …. We are safe …. but we are sad, so sad.
Living in the countryside, we are a long way from the violence of yesterday evening, but today the whole of France has a heavy heart, and nothing feels normal.
It is not the role of this blog to get involved with politics, my role is to provide a place of refuge where you can come to rest a while in the middle of your busy and stressful lives.
An action like last night makes a mockery of me chatting about pretty flowers, or garden design, or a recipe. But it is the only thing that I can offer. And maybe the most distressing for each of us is that there is so little we can do to remedy or repair the hate and violence, rife in so many parts of the world today.
My heart goes out to the families who have lost loved ones, and also to my children’s generation who has inherited this mess. We have to help them make some sense of it all and find new strength to build their future.
Hold on to those you love.