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.
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
Hi friends. We’re back from India as of Sunday night and not fully adjusted. There’s the cold – it was much warmer when we left (and obviously much hotter where we were) – the jet lag, and the inevitable flu/colds/stomach upset that we’re all experiencing to some degree. I think the overwhelming family feeling is gratitude to have had the experience and… Read More
This will be my last post for 2016. It’s been a hard year for us – a Job kind of year – with the deaths of loved ones, serious illnesses, an unfinished construction project that greatly reduces the quality of our home life, and then a number of more minor annoyances that manage to be majorly annoying all the same…. Read More