We’re totally hooked on “A French Village.” Though soapy at times, it’s also an interesting look at how inhabitants in a (fictional) village in the Burgundy region cope with Nazi occupation during WWII. At least, that’s the story in Season 1. (There are 7 seasons, each spanning 1 year.) The characters are (mostly) nuanced and sometimes unpredictable. They’re all faced with difficult choices at some point, and mostly just trying to navigate a capricious system and survive. It’s a compelling glimpse into the personal side of history. The costuming is quite good too.
Yoga. On my Pilates instructor’s recommendation, I’ve signed up for Iyengar yoga classes. I’ve taken two classes this week, and really like it! It’s slow and gentle, and they’re proactive about modifying poses for those with injuries or who aren’t as flexible. The instructor and most of the people in the class are my age or older, and it’s very inspiring to see what they’re able to do! I’ve been doing Pilates for the past year in an older pair of Eileen Fisher stretch crepe pants (and they’re none the worse for wear) but broke down and bought a pair of actual yoga pants yesterday.
Yes! We have some travel planned next month. We’ll be heading up to Northern California wine country to celebrate le Monsieur’s big 6-0. I’m already thinking about outfits and what to pack. We’ve booked some winery tours, and dinners, and are really looking forward to a relaxing getaway.
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Are you a fan of historical dramas? What are your favorites?