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22 Responses to From Chanel to Lord of the Rings in one post…

  1. Veronique, Fred and Alec -There simply are NO WORDS to express my total sorrow for all of you. I was breathless reading this and cried….not for your things but for the injustice this world throws at us….I will NEVER understand the drive behind such people and you have every right to be angry and wish revenge on them “… an eye for an eye…” I know we only “know” each other from your WONDERFULY BEAUTIFUL blog (which most definitely reflects it’s WONDERFULY BEAUTIFUL creator-yet my heart aches for all of you! it is truly heavy and will remain so for this absolute horrific violation-Please remember there is a dear friend out here on the opposite coast sending you her love ,support, strength and thoughts at this moment and all the moments that are to follow. REALLY BIG HUGS to all of you-truly a heartfelt embrace our dearest v

  2. SO SORRY this happened to you Veronique! 🙁
    It is such an invasion to have one’s personal things touched and gone through.
    I do think unfortunately we live in desperate times because of the economy.
    It was like that in the 80’s in New York.
    I was first robbed (a NYC christening of sorts back then)and the electrical stuff taken.
    The next time, since that was all gone, they took my collection of designer belts. I was designing belts back then – they threw them in a pillow case and disappeared.
    Whoosh.
    It’s called a ‘pushin’ evidently.
    Course I was shot by a mugger back then but that’s another story.
    You might want to have your dog trained for protection – I did after the latter happened.
    It sounds like they cased your place and knew what to expect…
    But taking so many personal things – so unfair in my opinion.
    Very sorry you lost personal belongings that mean so much to you.
    take care Carolg

  3. Veronique – Like your son, I was/am a sensitive, self-professed “good kid”, and I too have trouble wrapping my head around the types of people who do these sorts of things. I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed your posts, and how much it saddens me that this happened to you. I hope you will not beat yourself up for missing your things – those possessions aren’t just things, they are memories. They have sentimental value, worth so much more than their monetary value. I also hope you will forgive yourself for wishing revenge on these terrible people. They stole so much from you, literally and figuratively, and in your shoes I would be wishing for the exact same thing. What I’m trying to say, very ineloquently, is that you have every right to feel the way you’re feeling. I’m sure your emotions will be on a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the time being, and that is perfectly ok. Sending you all the support in the world from the East Coast… Bisous xx

  4. I am so sorry that happened to you. But am so happy that no one was home and every one is well and whole. I have had my share of “Bad Men” experiences…6 different car windows broken and the last time they took my little yellow leather bag that I only used for walking! I’m glad your creative mind has already punished them.

  5. How absolutely awful – I know exactly how that feels when you get home and find your place ransacked and precious items taken, items of sentimental value which cannot be replaced! Your anger is justified, don’t even feel guilty about it!! They invaded your privacy, took your goods and left a trail of misery behind them! But….and there is a but, and I know it feels cliche…but fortunately, you and your family are safe, your son is safe, he was not there when it happened…you were also out…what a HUGE relief you are all safe…the most important things are safe…

  6. I am so sorry about this….how awful, to say the least. I was never robbed at home, but our car was broken into once on vacation…camera bag stolen, not the lenses nor my camera, and some personal items; nothing I could not replace, but I felt so violated, as you must. I hope they catch them and that you will tell us….

  7. Eh bien, Véronique, quelle aventure!… Mais c’est vrai, vu les photos, ta maison est bien tentante… Il faut la protéger comme elle le mérite.
    Je te plains beaucoup car, voler des souvenirs, c’est encore pire que tout.
    Je te souhaite de bien te rétablir et que justice soit faite.
    Un gros bisou, Véronique.

  8. Chère Veronique, je ne sais comment te dire a quel point ton recit m’a indignée, bouleversée, peinée!Une telle intrusion est toujours terrible, peu importe ce qui est emmené. Mais quand ce sont des souvenirs , des choses sans prix qui disparaissent,comme l’innocence de ton petit garçon, ça n’est pas pardonnable!!J’espère que la malediction de Sauron s’abattra sur ceux qui ont fait ça!(un point commun entre nous, je me refère souvent aux films moi aussi, pour dedramatiser ou encaisser les choses)
    Je peux te proposer une chose: veux tu que je te rephotographie certains endroits que tu as aimés, des lieux qui t’ont particulièrement plu?ça ne sera pas tout à fait pareil, mais ça pourra peut-être reconstituer un petit bout de tes vacances ici.N’hesites pas, si ça peut te faire du bien.Un gros bisou niçois!

  9. Dearest Veronique,

    How SAD… and we know by experience how this feels. Once in Pennsylvania, also just moved in, we got robbed from all my gold rings – heirloom and new ones. In Indonesia we got robbed three times. You feel so bad about the fact that someone intruded into your ‘sanctuary’… It doesn’t feel the same anymore. Hope you will cope with it.
    You can copy the photo’s back from your blog; at least you got something.
    A big hug to you and wishing you lots of strength.
    Love,

    Mariette

  10. Oh non ! That’s awful ! I cannot imagine.

    Too many barbarians running around loose in this world. And we are apparently supposed to feel sorry for them because they were abused as children and grew up in poverty etc etc ad nauseum. I’m sick and tired of seeing stories like this, or worse. It would appear that our current “justice” system doesn’t serve as much of a deterrent to many. Am very sad this happened to you, but am glad it wasn’t worse than this. Some burglars can turn very nasty if they are surprised in the act. I hope they are caught, and punished. Severely.

  11. Despite the unpleasant nature of this event that happened to your family, your sense of humour hasn’t left you. Thank you. I feel for you, and hope that, after all, the thieves will be found.

  12. C’est surtout dommage! If I was home when those Fu-@$#%^&*@#” came into my house- they would have been in bad shape. You have such a positive outlook! I hope you recover your belongings. =)

  13. Merci. Thank you, dear fellow bloggers and friends. Once again, the blogging community rallies up in support of one of their own. I am sincerely touched. Some things are gone and won’t be back, but we are in the process of replacing others. The Mac Store – and Ebay – have been a good friends too 😉 I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. French Girl will return in top form on Monday. A bientot– Veronique

  14. Veronique such a positive spin on a negative side of our societies………lets hope le fu$%&@#$*&’s
    are dealt your wishes!!!
    So sorry to hear this i hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving all the same.
    Carla x

  15. So sad this happened to your family. Even in adversity, your creative spirit rises to the top. This is a touching post. I hope the Bad Men get their due and that some of your things are found and returned. Smiled at the though of the CC bag hanging off your shoulder. 😉
    ~ Sarah

  16. I am so sorry that your home was burgled Veronique… so awful, destructive and pointless…. I do hope some of your possessions turn up… But I am very happy that you weren’t hurt or harmed in any way… Take care… xv

  17. I am so very glad that you were not harmed but the sense of being violated is hard to shake. I have been robbed twice and walked into my home on the second occassion to see all my belongings stacked up in the foyer. They had run out the back as I came in the front. It made me realize that my children’s safety was more important than the things (but I was still mad and sad!)

    I am mad at those fu$%&@#$*&s who burgled you, and hope that they get what is coming to them. Lots of hugs and love coming to you, mon amie! Your sense of humor and creativity cannot be stolen from you.

    Bises,
    Genie

  18. Everyone else expressed wonderfully what I think too.They didn’t hurt the animals so maybe they weren’t all bad.(I’ve heard terrible stories). Somewhere I heard police have a unit to search Craigslist for stolen items(the new pawnshops).
    Better things to come.The other side of the coin. The best wishes.

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