". . . thanks Sarah of both pronounciations, I picked up your reply to me here on your page, have a lovely visit with your friend.
angela (my parents gave me the 'noelle' - after the French, since I was born on 25/12.)"
"Ahhh, I might be getting the hang of this... You have two names, I have only the one, Sarah. Which I like, and all the more so because it's bilingual (slightly different pronunciation true, I answer easily to both or either!). For some reason…"
"Hi Angela Noelle, I spent time this afternoon listening to some of your music, just right for the moment, only had to turn it off when the Mac got to hot on the terrace! I'm not very familiar with this space and am wondering what happened to…"
"What a delight to be in contact so immediately Sarah, though here, this sw edge, of europe, is chilly and brooding, as ever - oh for brown ground, and sun!
My birth certificate is both : angela, noelle, though now, the names serve to delineate…"
"Thank you Noelle (or is it Angela?) What a lovely Hello to find just as I was going to shut the computer down for the night! Tomorrow I'll check out your profile but wanted to respond straight away. Warm thoughts from the warmth of SW France...…"
Tell us a bit about yourself. (You don't have to share anything you don't want to, but please write something here, so we know you're not a spam robot.)
Among other things I'm a freelance copywriter, translator, photographer and would-be basketmaker. I lived in western Brittany until Aug this year when I moved to the south-west in search of a simpler way of living – very early days, too early to say anything about!
What drew you to the Dark Mountain Project?
My discovery of the Transition movement earlier this year led to a subscription to Resurgence magazine, in the most recent issue of which is an article on Dark Mountain. I read it, logged on to the website, realised DM fits with the path I'm on so here I am...
Do you have a blog or website you'd like to share?
What a delight to be in contact so immediately Sarah, though here, this sw edge, of europe, is chilly and brooding, as ever - oh for brown ground, and sun!
My birth certificate is both : angela, noelle, though now, the names serve to delineate different parts which are played out from the story of my path . . . angela is the one one would meet with, face to face, digging in the garden, cleaning, cooking, working with craft materials, seeing to the 3 men, the earth lover, the softie; noelle is the diva that has to get behind the mic. Other personae emerge to cover 'bizness mode' and the writing . . ..
Ahhh, I might be getting the hang of this... You have two names, I have only the one, Sarah. Which I like, and all the more so because it's bilingual (slightly different pronunciation true, I answer easily to both or either!). For some reason that I've never investigated my oldest client calls me Soz - coz of my scrawled signature - and that's fine too.
More about me. I moved here because work dried up end 2008 and after much soul searching I decided to try and downsize. Didn't work in sense that life is no cheaper here than Brittany and house is same size and only marginally cheaper! Earning copywriter/editing work has since started flowing again and although I was ready to leave it behind I'm now going with it and enjoying the far-flung contacts it's creating. Just means things I care more about have taken a back seat for a few months (no more!).
I live in a well-visited village on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostella in an area that's known as the French Tuscany, rollingly beautiful and with an energy that's palpable. A couple of decades ago this was a region being fast depopulated but it's been colonised since by people from all over the place, France, Britain, Netherlands, US..., a lot doing creative or healing work. I'm still finding my feet and going slowly but it feels good. My house at any rate I love - just the right size, in the village I singled out from the beginning, light, large terrace, garden ('potager' will be happening next year, this one is preparation - lots of mulch, the soil is glue disguised as clay). As I settle in (nearly 4 mths now), I'm beginning to pick up threads of photography, basketry and writing.
Hope that gives you a better idea of me and that we continue the conversation - though I've a friend arriving tomorrow so will be little online for the next few days.