La Chatte Gitane (or The Gypsy Cat) was the name we chose for our cottage in France. We chose it while on the road, moving home, from Ireland to France with 2 dogs and 7 cats in the car.
This blog began its insignificant life as a recipe book for friends and family who would ask me repeatedly for a recipe of this, that and the other.
Since then it has taken many different directions, like gypsies tend to do. Sometimes making a U-turn and revisiting familiar roads and taking a break when necessary.
You'll find recipes here, but also musings about the places we've called home, the gardens that we've established, not always successfully, the homes we've improved and the environments we've lived in. Currently, that is back in Ireland.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Evelyn's Balloons

It was early in the week that I spotted some balloons high up in one of the oak trees at the edge of our property.

This afternoon, while adding a bit of height to our fence to keep our escape-artiste, Millie, at home, I found the postal card lying in the long grass.

Birthday Balloons from a girl, named Evelyn, who lives in Karben.  I looked it up and it is a small town near Frankfurt in Germany.
The card will be send back to Evelyn and I will write down the link to this post, so she can see her balloons once more.

I found this such a feel-good story that I thought of sharing this with you.

Patricia xxx...x


  1. What a nice gesture.

  2. Thanks Myriam. I've put the card in an envelope with a print-out of the blog post. It'll be in the post tomorrow. :-)

  3. Met een beetje geluk heeft Evelyn haar ballon de grootste afstand afgelegd. Krijgt ze er misschien nog een extra prijsje bovenop! Duimen voor Evelyn!!

  4. Neat! Did they mistakenly escape, or was it a "message in a bottle", meant to be discovered?

  5. @Friedel,
    Meant to be discovered. Nice, huh.


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