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Jan 27, 2008 - The New Year

A New Year These days we greet everyone we meet with Bonne Annee, Bonne Sante - Good New Year, Good Health - followed by three kisses on the cheek. It's January the 10th and most homes still have their Christmas tree and family crèche (provencal manger scenes) still on display. The trees are often artificial and the ones I have encountered up close looked pretty sad tucked into a seldom used corner of the house. The little wooden huts that made up the Christmas Market in the center square of Avignon are shuttered. White lights still sparkle...

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