Well here I am finally after many trials and tribulations. It’s not easy setting up a business in France. One year later after much thought, many phone calls, and mountains of paperwork, I finally have everything to start my new business. Well almost everything. Although I haven’t gotten my “agrément” yet, I’m being positive. The most important thing is – I CAN START!!!!!!! That’s all that matters. I just received my “carte ambulante” last week and this will allow me to sell in open markets. It’s good for 2 years and will need to be renewed at the Chamber of Commerce. Whew! I will no longer have to go to the Préfecture. Now, if only my fractured elbow would mend quicker. Actually, I’ve made significant progress. So, I hope to be lugging heavy boxes by March. As far as reading is concerned at the moment I’m reading Blue Angel by Francine Prose in the book club I organized 5 years ago. Frankly, I’m not sure what to think of it (screwed dead chicken?) I won’t say anymore since I’m only on page 85. We’re meeting on Saturday to talk about it.