Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

Though closer still the blinds we pull
To keep the shady parlour cool,
Yet he will find a chink or two
To slip his golden fingers through.

The dusty attic spider-clad
He, through the keyhole, maketh glad;
And through the broken edge of tiles
Into the laddered hay-loft smiles.

Meantime his golden face around
He bares to all the garden ground,
And sheds a warm and glittering look
Among the ivy’s inmost nook.

Above the hills, along the blue,
Round the bright air with footing true,
To please the child, to paint the rose,
The gardener of the World, he goes.

 Summer Sun, by Robert Louis Stevenson


Ahh, summer. Don't you love it?

After a busy school year, finally I get to relax and bathe in the warmest of suns.

Almost every summer I travel across the Atlantic with my family to visit my mother's side of the family, in the U.S, or my father's side of the family, in Argentina. But this year is different. We're not leaving France!
Right now I'm staying here in Lyon for ten more days until I go to Paris for a couple of weeks. Then I come back, and soon afterwards I leave for a windsurfing camp in St-Tropez with my friend. Once we're back from St-Tropez, I have a week or so in Lyon before I drive with my family to a chalet in the Alps for a week. After that I have ten days of vacation left before school starts!
I'm going to be in troisième! That's 9th grade! Eeeeeeeeeek!

So what are your plans for the summer? Are you going anywhere exciting? How do you like to spend your hot summer days?


  1. That sounds like a fantastic summer vacation. In a couple days, my family is going to be headed up to Quebec for a 5 day weekend. I'm pretty sure it won't be a vegan food extravaganza, but I'm excited regardless. Other than that, I'm hoping to spend the rest of my summer relaxing and hanging out with friends.

    1. That sounds fun! And I'm sure there are vegan restaurants in Quebec...

  2. Dear Carmen Your blog was beautiful. I love the poem and I do love summer! Your plans sound just wonderful. I hope you enjoy the camp and how fun to see your old friends in Paris again and to see your neighborhood. So happy you are coming in October. Love Grandma

    1. I can't wait for october!!! You enjoy your summer too... i hope it doesn't get too overwhelmingly hot.
      Lots of love :)

  3. That sounds like an amazing vacation! I wish I was going somewhere fun haha. I actually live in the U.S. and it has always been my dream to go to Europe!
    I am going to New York though in late Aug. which I am super excited for!

    1. AHHH NEW YORK... Well you just might have to kidnap me and bring me with you!

  4. how pretty it is!

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