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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Funny differences you have there, France

By On March 29, 2018

Living in a new country in a different language, the differences are omni present.  After a while you start to get immune to them, but some obvious ones never stop striking me.… Read More

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Spring Tasters

By On February 3, 2018

The temperatures have dropped, and after being pretty spoiled in January with quite a few sunny days of +15 C., February hit, and the forecast for the next week is highs of… Read More

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The Road Goes On

By On January 19, 2018

We moved next door and love it! … Read More

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Decisions Before Lunch

By On December 1, 2017

It’s gotten cold here now.  December arrived today and we got up early to light two fires before the kids stumble down the stairs.  Claire was up extra early, excited to open… Read More

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Fall is Blowing all Over

By On November 7, 2017

The two week fall school break is a beautiful time to explore the Cathar Castles and the Pyrenees Ariegeois before the cold autumn winds really start to blow.… Read More

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The Return Of Smoky

By On October 12, 2017

The astonishing odyssey and return of Smoky the french cat.… Read More

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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

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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


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