Hi everyone, and thanks Pip for hosting!
No Memorial Weekend here, as our version of Memorial Day is (was) on 8 May, but this is still a sort of holiday week-end, as Ascension Day is a holiday in France and the occasion for a 4-day weekend as it's always on Thurdays. Still hard to make it feel like a holiday, with many people grumbling because it's not allowed to go further than 100 km from home. I'm fortunate as my immediate family all live closer than that.
Weather has been exceptionnally fine until yesterday, when we got rain but it was not unpleasant. It was becoming too hot (too hot, at least, for the season). This week I finally "really went out", first, on Monday, for a two and a half hour walk in "my" forest. Predictably, it was unusually crowded; I will have to get up earlier and get there in the morning next time. On Wednesday I visited my parents - first time I saw them in 3 months! They are in good shape, at least physically; but this confined life is too lonely for Mum and she's nervously on the edge. Dad has been gardening a lot (I hadn't seen the garden so well done in years, I don't think it had ever been so good since they had their accident in 2007) and there were lots of delicious strawberries! Also on Thursday I went to my brother's, which was very nice too. So good to spend time with family!
WikiTree-wise, I connected a French notable using my sister-in-law's extended family, making it a Champagne week. Sil is a descendant of the famous Veuve Clicquot's sister and has Delbeck and Ruinart ancestors, not counting the collaterals. This time I dabbled in Heidsieck cousins, including Charles "Champagne Charlie" Heidsieck (not a worthy notable profile, but I didn't know he was notable: to me, he just looked like another champagne merchant, until I found his Wikipedia page).
This week-end's objective will be to improve a group of Leuchtenberg profiles I imprudently adopted a while ago and make them at least reasonably decent. I've done 3 profiles in the group, and still have 4 more to go - here is one of the "done" ones, Nicholas of Leuchtenberg.