Aside from the kissing!
Almost a decade ago I lived in France. But long before that I was obsessed with the place. I took two years of high school French, three years of college French, and at least four years of dreaming in French before I finally got the opportunity to go.
And when the moment came, I seized it. For almost eighteen months I lived in various cities from Bordeaux to Paris, eating everything from exploded goose liver (fois gras) to garlic butter snails (escargot). I had the time of my life meeting life-long friends, exploring castles, and studying the culture.
Lately, I've been reminiscing like crazy about my time there--and not just because of the amazing Les Miserables performance at the Oscars. In fact, I've started drafting a new WIP set on the west coast of France, which I'm très excited about. I've even found myself buying more Camembert cheese, more Nutella, more baguettes. On Saturday night, I was invited to a party guess what I decided to bring? Crepes! Yum.
I think I need a trip back! For some "research."
What's inspiring you these days?