Hi everyone. I hadn’t intended to post today but in sorting out my e-mail subscriber situation, it said an e-mail would be sent out at 4AM my time and I wanted to make sure it wasn’t a duplicate post of Monet’s garden. (Oh, I hope it works this time!) If my posts are less frequent overall, I wanted to assure you I am still… Read More
My blog has been down for a few days, and my author website (jenniegoutet.com) for even longer. I switched hosts and was again reminded of my lack of comprehension of all things technical. I hadn’t realised that switching hosts meant copying the huge files that represent 7 years of blogging from the old host to the new. I thought it just magically sorted… Read More
We’ve made some headway on our stalled construction. I went searching through the archives for photos to remind you of what our house has looked like for the past year, and I found one that I posted on my blog and a couple on Instagram. (If you’re reading this from your e-mail and want to see the Instagram photos, you have… Read More
Sometimes I feel like other bloggers who write about expat life in France are less busy than I am. Or is it just my imagination? Life for them meanders by on a gently-flowing stream, whereas mine feels like it’s being heaved from the end of a catapult. Although I’m tempted to blame life, I suspect it’s my own fault. I’m a magnet for busyness…. Read More
Hi folks. This is a short and sweet post, mostly to get my groove back because I haven’t felt like writing lately. I don’t know about where you are, but here it’s rainy, gray, and cold, and the gloom has threatened to steal all my words. Of course, once I started this post, I remembered that I have a leg of… Read More
Traveling elegantly with kids essentially boils down to being prepared and not wearing shorts on the plane.