Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Remi!

"Something hidden. Go and find it. 

Go and look behind the Ranges --

Something lost behind the Ranges. 
Lost and waiting for you. Go!"
--From "The Explorer" by Rudyard Kipling

This quote was one of the first that Remi, my companion since eleven years, showed me when we first met. And I have never found a better to describe the essence of his extraordinary he will hunt down the last of the light in order to capture it forever, how he doesn't hesitate to barrel down the next road, no matter how rough it may be. 

Remi, my love for you is as wide as the horizon...

As strong as ancient stone...

And runs as deep as a spring drawing down to the center of the earth.

We are growing older together...

...with our little family! 

Here are to the wonderful adventures that lie ahead...
Happy Birthday, sweetheart.
I believe in you.


  1. So sweet Heather....Happy Birthday to Remi!! :)

  2. That is so sweet Heather and you even included Ben. Happy Birthday Remi and I wish you both a wonderful day of celebration!


  3. That is such a sweet tribute to your love. May you both have a lovely birthday celebration together which much joy and a great year ahead.


  4. This is a lovely tribute to true love... i do believe in eternal love, i found my soulmate 30 years ago and still miss him whenever we are apart.

  5. Oh my goodness - what a beautiful birthday present to Remi! The "little family" part brought tears to my eyes - Ben is such a big part of your love! Happy Happy Birthday, Remi!!!

  6. Thank you everyone for your kind words so far--they are gifts not only for Remi but for me as well!

  7. Happiest Birthday Remi!
    Love your photography
    May your life be fuller and farther with good shots

  8. What a wonderful tribute to your Pepeiou, Memeiou! :-) As an expat, I have huge respect for adventurous people who leave friends and family and go to the other side of the world to start a new life and thrive with their families. Hats off to you, Heather! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  9. Happy Birthday Remi! Heather, I love your sweet tribute and hope that you two have years and years of adventure together. XOXO

  10. Hello Heather

    This tribute is one of the most beautiful wishes I have seen. Wishing Remi a very Happy Birthday and I am sure he treasures his family.

    The 3rd photo has me returning to review it.

    Helen xx

  11. Bon anniversaire, Remi! I love the idea of chasing and capturing light. Here's to a beautiful new year ahead.

  12. Happy Birthday Remi! Will we have a post on the birthday feast? Inquiring minds want to know! And cake! He has to have a cake! Do you bake, Heather?

    (And, I'll admit, sentimentalist that I am, this post put a wee lump in my throat.)

  13. So sweet. Love IS in the air in the blogosphere, isn't it? Happy Birthday to Remi and here's to another 11 years plus many, many more for you and the beautiful and happy family that you've created.

    On a side note: I noticed that you've changed your profile photo. I don't think I've ever seen full frontal photo of you. Quelle bellegosse. ; )

  14. Dear all,

    I thank you very much for all your good Wishes. Genuinely. Thank you.

    It is the second time that I leave a post or a comment on Heather's Blog. The first one was right at the beginning of her adventure. I admit to have encouraged her a bit to launch this exquisite relationship with you. I admit also that I do not want to get involved with her world here. She is talented and she has to fly by herself. She does. Day after day her writing gets more impressive. I am proud of her and proud of you too, because you answer a lot of humanity and kindness in your posts and comments. Life is real. And a Birthday makes us all remember to be there.

    Love you H


  15. Beautiful, Heather. Just catching up with your lovely blog. Much reading and gazing to do.

  16. And beautiful comment, Remi, as well. Happy Birthday!

  17. Happy Birthday Remi!

    I know that we will meet eventually in Provence.

    Until then, we send you wishes for a wonderful day from your friends in California.

    Brooke and Steve

  18. This is so sweet Heather. Wishing you both many birthdays ahead :)

    Time to celebrate!

  19. I dont know you, but I know you and you are beautiful. You and your family!
    Leslie Goldsmith

  20. That was so sweet. Wishing Remi a wonderful birthday. (When I was little I used to watch this carton programme on the Italian channels. It was called Dolce Remi (Sweet Remi). Every time you talk about Remi I go back 30 odd years or more.) Wishing you both many more years together.

  21. Hi Heather, such a beautiful and lovely tribute to your wonderful companion on his birthday. My very best wishes to Remi on this very special. And reading his post above shows why you love him so much. A great big cyberhug for Ben!



  22. Now that was romantic! Happy birthday Remi! Bis x

  23. Happy Birthday Remi. What a tribute.
    Beautifully done, as always.
    A xo

  24. BIrthday wishes to you Remi... may you have many, many more... and have a wonderful weekend together, you two... Much love, xv.

  25. I am a new follower of your wonderful blog. I enjoy your stories and love your photos of Provence.

    Happy Birthday to Remi. This post is a very touching tribute to him. He is a lucky man. Bonne weekend. Pamela,

    1. Thank you so much Pamela and welcome!! There is a really lovely group of people here so I am glad that you are also a part of it.
      Bon Dimanche!


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