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Many things happened since I blogged in November 2011.
Perhaps you remember that last June I wrote about ´Living my dream` somewhere in France? I had some great feedbacks! In essence we all want the same things out of life.. And now I want to let you know that my dream is coming true in the northern mountainous area of the Ardeche!
Since my articles in Magazine Spiegelbeeld appearing now every month since September, lots of people found the way to my practice for consultations.
The contacts with the editor of Spiegelbeeld, who knew of my French dream sped up things. I will relate below..
The editor of Spiegelbeeld and his wife live the bigger part of the year on their Domain La Vie Tara (www.lavietara.nl) in Lalouvesc. Lalouvesc is a small pilgrimage village in the most northern part of the Ardeche (1100 m. altitude). A village that used to have the status of Centre Climatique many years ago, a ´kurort´ where patients came to get healed from their lungdiseases.. The area is 100% agricultural, no industrialization whatsoever, so clean air all around.
And this status of Centre Climatique the Mayor wishes to reestablish again in Lalouvesc. So the editor mailed me in the beginning of November, after his conversations with the mayor, if I was interested in brainstorming and working on this plan and invited Hans and me to stay for a week at the Domain La Vie Tara to discuss things and to get to know eachother.
This Centre Climatique will be located on the Domain of La Vie Tara and will have wellness facilities like hot tub, Turkish bath, massage, magnesium therapy, aromatherapy, healthy nutrition and other healthy complementary disciplines.
Really a place to regenerate, rejuvenate combined with outstanding beauties of the Ardeche, like hiking, rafting, swimming, you name it! I remember I wrote in my previous blog these words:
´A center where there is peace, stillness, gorgeous nature, nearby lakes, canyons, with good food, good company and silent and dark nights.. No noise nor light pollution. Just basic, simply enjoying the gifts of nature in its purest form..
A place to regenerate, rejuvenate, to enjoy the beauties of nature like hiking, rafting, swimming, just to find how awesome life is once you open your eyes and heart for the beauty around you.´
And this description I wrote then about my dream, exacts fits in the Centre Climatique!
Amazing how things go in life once you cling to your dream!
We had a great time on the Domain with Albert and Joke and spent time together outdoors by working in the garden, collecting woodlogs for the fireplace and designing the interior of the cottage Hans and I are going to rent as per the beginning of July so we will be 'commuting' between France and Holland this year! Then after I will put my appartment for sale. Selling property is difficult right now..
I am still flabbergasted about the speed of my dream coming true! Is this really happening? Yes it it..
La Vie Tara is a holiday and workshop resort during the bigger part of the year. Workshops on yoga, painting, music, meditation, transformation therapies are held. And now my Workshop ´Voeding voor Gezonde Genen´ (Nutrition for Healhy Genes) is scheduled from the 12th till the 19th of May. See the agenda under the button Programma on www.lavietara.nl. My husband Hans is of course the Chef for this week!
As La Vie Tara is a resort for vegetarians, Hans and I attended a workshop in the Librije, a famous Dutch restaurant by Jonnie Boer, to get more knowledge about how to prepare nutritious vegetarian dishes and how to compose it in a appetizing way on your plate! That was my challenge! Hans, as a professional chef will also attend the Masterclass Vegetarian dishes for Chefs later in March.
If you want to see pics go to www.facebook.com/variatieindekeuken or go to my wall on facebook!
It was a great fun preparing veggie dishes on the 4th of February in Zwolle! A group of 12 students prepared gorgeous veggie dishes and ate them afterwards as you can see in the pics!
So big changes ahead for us in France! I am looking forward to grow my own veggies in my garden, to bake my own spelt bread but also to explore the area for gorgeous goatcheeses, ruby red wines, and to find a baker to bake spelt-baguettes for our guests and to visit the local pizzeria (the best in the area!) to bake speltpizzas topped with beneficial veggies and cheeses, according to every Genotype! All conform to my slogan: There is more to eat than wheat! Right?
Hmmm…. there is much work to be done!!
success for your life and adventures!
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