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.
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