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I am currently reading My Life In France by Julia Child. I got the book a year ago (or maybe two?) from Kita for my birthday and started reading it, very slowly at first, savouring every sentence. But lately, my amusement with her as a person and envy at her life's path has grown into something more... the other night whilst reading, I would run into Spencer's music room every few moments to look up yet another address in googlemaps. Did you know the Childs worked for the Foreign Service and lived in India, China, Paris, Marseilles, Plitersdorf-on-the-Rhine, Washington D.C., Oslo (my ancestors!), Cambridge, and had a winter home near Cannes? The picture above is their home in Paris(they called it 'Roo de Loo'), near the Tour Eiffel and St. Germain, a lovely part of town. "Why didn't I go see her house while we were IN Paris?.. or D.C.?" I whined. "Because you didn't have this obsession then," Spencer replied, a little bemused and a little concerned, I think. I am also sad to discover (and this is truly ignorant on my part) that her kitchen from her Cambridge, MA home is in the Smithsonian in it's entirety. Sigh!
Yet another reason to go visit Jenny!