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Life in France

Another 200 year old farmhouse

By On September 7, 2017

Here we are, in another quirky 200 year old mas.  Our first one was not available, and this one is further from town, 6 km but a quick run, and also has… Read More

Life in France

Serious Setbacks! Inspiration Needed!

By On July 9, 2017

We leave in 50 days and our house is not rented! Our original tenant pulled out. And our French friends are moving.. time to regroup.… Read More

Move To France

Setting Up in France

By On May 25, 2017

You think you're going to finally make it there and collapse by the pool? Think again..… Read More

Life in France

South of France OR Nova Scotia? Costs comparison.

By On May 10, 2017

Living in the South of France sounds -and feels – rather luxurious.  There’s lots of sunshine, fields of peaches and vineyards, a snow capped mountain over your shoulder, and the Mediterranean off… Read More

Travel With Kids

Magical Morocco

By On May 4, 2017

Go to Marrakech, cross the Atlas Mountains, and camp in tents in the Sahara. You will love it.… Read More

Life in France

French Favourites: Why We Can’t Resist Returning

By On May 4, 2017

Why take 3 kids out of school, spend a year of intense effort getting ready to move, and what for? THIS.… Read More

Life in France

School In France for Canadian Kids

By On May 4, 2017

So what is going to school in France like, for Canadian kids, age 9, 7, and 5?  Well: it was hard.  Very very hard.  Big black gates to enter at 8:40 in… Read More

Life in France

Day to Day C’est Bon!

By On September 26, 2017

We’re having lots of adventures.  Some of them are intense, a bit dramatic, like climbing Canigou, or huddling in the ruins in howling winds trying to reach the watchtower, while others are… Read More

Life in France

We Have a Brush With Goats. Or, Tris vs the Billy Goats

By On September 8, 2017

There’s this hike. A top ten on my list.  Starting from our door, it’s about 5 km up to the village of Camelas, which itself is film-set worthy, a 1000 year old… Read More

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Landed! And Loving It.

By On September 7, 2017

Back in sunny Thuir! In fact, in a surprising amount of cold rain! Did we bring it with us?? Only 3 weekdays while at a B&B to register for school… Read More

Travel

6 Weeks, 6 Countries, 3 Kids, 1 Tent

By On July 26, 2017

Lots of adventure, lots of work. Not really as fun as it looks... but quite a ride.… Read More

Life in France

Halloween In France

By On June 20, 2017

Holidays in France were a different story. They made the distance feel farther, in a way. Always an extra strangeness of custom, of noticing family was not there (except over Christmas, we… Read More

Travel With Kids

Sweet Sardinia

By On June 4, 2017

Before our year in France I knew nothing about Sardinia.  It showed up on flight options from our nearest major airport for 29 euros one way, and it was an Italian island… Read More

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Climbing Canigou

By On May 15, 2017

If you manage to find yourself for a day or overnight on a shoulder of the Canigou, you will find the rest of the world falling away and gratitude seeping in, for… Read More