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.
I wanted to finish recounting our India trip through pictures. Lots of pictures, fewer words. Are you ready? First – CHENNAI The day after we arrived, the kids were asked to come speak to the local school. Among the questions the students asked was, “How do you conserve water in France?” Not having the same worries of water conservation as Indians face, our French children answered blithely : “In… Read More
There were four places we visited with a humanitarian aim while in India. The first was Rocky’s house. Rocky is an American guy who was touched by the plight of the people living with AIDS when he visited India, and so he sold all his possessions and moved there to help. He married an Indian woman and they just had their second baby. If… Read More
My favourite visit was the HOPE school in India. It was nearly an hour away from where we were staying. (Everything was at least an hour away from where we were staying. My entire visit is summed up in the words: “We drove.”). The reason I loved it most is not because there was a greater need in the school… Read More