Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Bonne santé surtout

It's very important in France to wish all your friends and neighbours Happy New Year, usually expressed as meilleurs voeux (best wishes) or bonne année (literally 'good year'). Very often this is followed up with et bonne santé surtout ! If you get in first with the bonne santé they will agree vigorously -- oui, oui, surtout la santé ! -- and comment that good health is everything, the most important thing -- 'good health above all'.

So -- we wish all our readers, friends and family a very happy new year, with good health and much happiness!

(The picture is from last January, by the way.)
Loire Valley Nature: A section for Peleteria varia has been added to the Parasitic Flies Tachinidae entry.
A new entry for House Flies Muscidae has been added.
A new entry for Helophilus spp hover flies Syrphidae has been added.
A la cuisine hier: Adobo chicken. I made a paste from délice de tomate (dried tomato paste), yoghurt and home made adobo seasoning mix, spread it over chicken legs and marinated them for a couple of hours then baked in the oven.


Tim said...

Bonne année et bonne santé surtout!
À vous deux aussi!

Stuart said...

That's a charming snowy scene. Bonne année, bien sûr !

martine aux framboises said...

Bonne année depuis Arles en Provence. Je vous envoie notre ciel bleu et je suis avec intérêt votre blog car j'ai un appartement à Preuilly mais il est loué et je languis de ce joli coin de Touraine du sud!

GaynorB said...

Bonne Annee!

John said...

Bonne Année & Bonne Santé to you both for 2014; and a big thank you also for the blog itself and the interest and information it provides. I'm sure we are also not the only absentees from Preuilly and South Touraine who value the link/window you provide.

chm said...

Same to you!

The Beaver said...

Warmest wishes for a fruitful 2014, full of good health and happiness, and some good fortune and prosperity.

This is how my street looks like - icy and banks of frozen snow. Currently -18 C

Susan said...

Thanks to all for the good wishes.

Martine: Good to see you commenting. Arles doesn't sound like too bad a place if you can't be in Preuilly :-)

John: many thanks and I'm glad you find it of interest.

Beaver: it was probably minus something in double figures when I took that photo. Some places went below -20 in that cold spell last January. But this was probably more like -10.

Aussie in France said...

An excellent year to your both as well and to all your readers!

Pearl said...

lovely street scene.

happy new year!

Susan said...

Pearl: bonne année et bonne santé to you and Bryan.

lejardindelucie said...

Bonne année, bonne santé, que vos vœux les plus chers se réalisent en cette nouvelle année 2014!

Susan said...

Lucie: And my very best wishes to you and your family for the coming year. I look forward to following your excellent blog for another year.

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