My name is Jillian Chantal and I’ll be the fox that blogs here on Tuesdays. I live in Pensacola, Florida and write what I like to call Romantic adventures with an international flair. I love to travel and I like to use foreign places in my stories. The actual act of traveling is not too romantic (I mean, who likes dashing through airports?) but the places you can visit are so full of surprises and new experiences that who could fail to be charmed?
In my own life, the traditional trappings of romance are not all that common. My spouse is a quiet, reserved man. He’s not a flowers/chocolate/candlelight kind of guy. I do sometimes wish he was. He’s not big on the words of love, either. The ways he shows his love is checking the oil and tire pressure of my car before I leave to drive on a trip, making sure there’s firewood in easy reach for me, throwing a load of wash in the washer, unloading the dishwasher and calling for take out or cooking when I’m tired. Sometimes he even brings me a candy bar when he goes to the grocery store. These are all his ways to show he cares. If I sometimes wish he was more of a traditional romantic, I remember that I can write those kind of guys and that’s quite good enough for me.
The most romantic thing in my life this last week was the marriage of the spouse’s great niece to her fiance. This young woman is only 24 but she already has been a mother to several foster children in her home. She’s hopefully going to be allowed to adopt two of them, ages 12 and 10. They are natural brothers and she adores them and I know this new little family will have a wonderful, dream come true life.