L’amour toujours

I was at the gym this morning and this song played on Pandora as I was running on the treadmill. Well, you know what happened next. It teleported me straight to  Paris in no time.  LOL

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As usual, it made me think of my Frenchie. I haven’t listened to this song in a long time. I remember that after I left Paris and the first part of last year Pandora played this lots of times so I had real good thoughts of my Frenchie while I was working out . This is one of those that makes me think of him. Good thoughts. Hot thoughts. Ugh!

 

This music video contains footage taken from live performances of Gigi D’Agostino performing throughout Europe at rave parties. The version used in the music video is the “Small Mix”.

I still believe in your eyes
I just don’t care what  You have done in your life
Baby I’ll always be here by your side
Don’t leave me waiting too long
Please come by 

A little trivia: The title “L’amour toujours” means “love always” in French. However, the song is recorded entirely in English and the title does not appear in the lyrics.

I still believe in your eyes;
There is no choice, I belong to your life
Because I will live… To love you someday; 
You’ll be my baby And we’ll fly away…
And I’ll fly with you… I’ll fly with you… I’ll fly with you

Gosh! I haven’t responded to him. How long has it been? Talk about restraint.  Maybe I’m just being stupid. Well, I have a surprise for him, too. He can’t be petty.  Well, I hope not. Not now. 😦

I always dream that You are by my side
Oh, baby, every day  And every night,
Well I said everything’s Gonna be alright
And I’ll fly with you… I’ll fly with you… I’ll fly with you

 

I hope you listened to this song. It’s pretty catchy. It can be like an elevator music, Ohrwurm (ear worm) or LSS (last song syndrome) coz it’s pretty good… rhythm, beat and lyrics wise.  

 

Grosses bises  ♥  Etoile

 

 

Meet and Greet: 1/28/17

It’s time again for another meet and greet at Danny’s.
Let’s do this!

Dream Big, Dream Often

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!  

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
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  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

See ya on Monday!!

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Blog Networking: 2/18/17

This just keeps getting better and better. 😉

Let’s Network people… check out everyone on Danny’s list/

Here’s how to network your blog. The work is done for you, all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others.  The more you network with other blogs, the more other blogs will network with you!

 

Thanks for sharing, Danny.
More power to you!

 

Grosses bises  ♥  Etoile

Dream Big, Dream Often

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Here’s how to network your blog. The work is done for you, all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others. The more you network with other blogs, the more other blogs will network with you!

(click How to Network Your Blog to view yesterday’s post)

Kim Knight – Author

Wanderfully Living

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Skylarity

A Wandering Butt

No Plate Like Home

The Nostalgia Diaries

The Showers of Blessings

Eclectic Spirituality

Feminist With Attitude

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Shady, eh?

I’m not going to lie… I didn’t watch or read 50 Shades of Grey even though a lot of women around me were talking about it… a lot! I thought it was smut…

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Well, until recently at least. I think the director made it subtle and it was actually pretty good. I can say I liked it. Why? coz I’m such a sucker for romance. It wasn’t much about the intimate scenes that I wanted in this movie but it was more about how he fell for her so bad that he was willing to recover from what he was suffering from since childhood that he just accepted it as part of his life. This movie actually had a redeeming value. I hope that  people will look deeper into the meaning of this movie before they judge. Guilty as charged here. lol

 

 

 

and here’s the sound track… very  interesting… pretty cool.

I feel that it has a touch of Burlesque… makes me look forward to that Crazy Horse show in Paris.

 

… and since I liked the first “50 Shades of Grey” then obviously I’m looking forward to the next one. Yes, I got sucked! What can I say???

 

Fifty Shades Darker’s  opening night is on V-day! Yes!!!  Do I need a date? haha  😉

Grosses bises  ♥  Etoile

Blog Networking: 1/24/17

It’s a great feeling to network, isn’t it. You’ll never know who you’ll meet or what new things you’ll learn.
Let’s spread the good joujou!

Dream Big, Dream Often

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Blog networking is one of the most undervalued and underused strategies for most.  But I believe it is at the core for growing a blog.  You will find links in this post to help eliminate some of the work; all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others.  The more you network with other blogs, the more other blogs will network with you!

(click How to Network Your Blog to view yesterday’s post)

Nicci Kelly

Th3 Platform

Unite-and-Inspire

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Ann Cavitt Fisher

Fearless-Jo Ann Maxwell

Lucky Otter’s Haven

Lucinda E. Clarke

Rendezvous En New York

Peace from Panic

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Being Lydia

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Hopeless Romantic

When I was a young adult, I can say that I was blessed enough to meet the love of my life. He was my Mr. Right until it didn’t happen… then he bacame Mr. Wrong. Well,  the truth is I don’t think he’s ever been Mr. Wrong at all. I’ll call him “Mr. Almost Right” (or my MAR). I don’t want to call him “Mr. Right Now” coz he never was a temporary fix for all intents and purposes. I honestly believed that we were 100% certain that we were soulmates then. We felt that we couldn’t live without the other. But then there’s a twist, it’s like a Romeo & Juliet  love story for us. Yes, so much drama! (If you’re interested click on the link.) He is also the reason I’m having reservations about getting into an LDR with my Frenchie which I shared in  “Love is a Risk“.

 

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I’m going to cut to the chase… We belong in different social classes, my father didn’t approve (and it didn’t help that I was Ms. Goody Two Shoes ), dad shipped me out of the country (hence our LDR began) and we wanted his approval even when we were already planning to get married after about 7 years of being together. The original plan was to please my Dad, get back together, get married in that order. BTW, those years were not all a bed of roses. He cheated on me once.  Broke my heart into a million little pieces but he confessed (I had no clue and wouldn’t have known.)  and I decided to forgive him.

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Whilst I was thousands of miles away, I met a man who was to be the man I’d  marry who eventually became the sperm donor (SD) of my children. I’ll call him “Mr. So Wrong!” I’m sorry, did I sound bitter? I am just speaking the truth. He was no father to my children. I raised them on my own. Didn’t offer to pay child support and knowing from his first family he was bad news anyway. But I didn’t know he was in a previous marriage and had kids until it was too late. Yes, how was I so blind???  So naive!!! I didn’t see the signs right away. Oooops, someone is getting sidetracked.

OK, I skipped the part where I heard from my family that “my MAR” may be cheating on me (again?!). This drove me nuts! There was no way I could go there or he can come see me and during that time we can only communicate by snail mail and very seldom get a chance to communicate by phone because his family didn’t own one.  I just decided to not talk to him again.

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I found this and thought I’d add it here just coz I’m a Scorpio. Only my boyfriend(s)  would know if I have a dirty mind. Well, if you stay long enough, you might find out for yourselves. LOL  😉

 

Anyway, I met another “hopeless romantic” like me. I should have known better to run the opposite way at the first sign… haha   Now I do. He was too good to be true. So that was my ex… my kid’s SD… We started off as friends and he knew about “my MAR” and how we were so in love with each other, and that we were soulmates… yada yada yada (except the infidelity part). He was there for me when I was so devastated by the news about my “Mr. Almost Right“. Then one thing lead to another. Isn’t that how the story usually goes?

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As I mentioned, “Mr. So Wrong!” was too good to be true. The sweetest thing. It’s like he came out of the silver screen. He was so in love with me. I still have his cards/letters from when he was still courting me to the time that we were together. I kept it for my kids. They’ve never really known him so I figured I needed to have something to show them as to how or why I fell for this jerk.  Again, I apologize. I have to thank him for my kids.

A hopeless romantic is an expression describing a person who has romantic notions about life. For a hopeless romantic: life = love. Especially when that person is involved in a relationship – He/she thinks about love and romantic relationships in a different way than other people.

This person is in love with love.They believe in fairy tales and love. All hopeless romantics are idealists,the sentimental dreamers,the imaginative and the fanciful when you get to know them.They often live with rose colored glasses on.They make lovelook like an art form with all the romantic things they do for their special someone. They’re not to be confused as stalkers or creepy because that’s not what a hopeless romantic is.  (SOURCE: Urban Dictionary)

 

Mr. Almost Right and I have kept in touch through the years. In fact, we got back together a few years after I got divorced from “Mr. So Wrong!” and I almost married him (my Mr. Almost Right) again the second time (we were engaged twice). He finally managed to clear his name and told me that he learned from his mistake the first time and never cheated on me again but I didn’t give him a chance to explain.   I wanted to make it right. He was my first real love after all. He was still in love with me but I wanted to feel the same way about him as I did when we were young and in love. It wasn’t there anymore. I did love him but it was different. He convinced me that it will come back, we’ve been apart for many years and I’m a woman after all. Well, it didn’t… and I broke his heart again. I was torn…he was devastated!

 

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We’re still in touch. We talk about the past, the present, the future. We have remained friends and maybe til we grow old and gray it might be that way. We do keep it on the down low coz his significant other, his baby Mama, appears to be jealous of me coz she thinks he hasn’t gotten over me. I told her we’re just friends. He was my bestfriend then and I feel we can still talk about things. I know I won’t cross the line and I know he won’t mess it up for his kids.

If you have no idea if you are a hopeless romantic like moi, check this out to find out… “24 Signs You’re A Hopeless Romantic

 

Grosses bises  ♥  Etoile