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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

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

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Animal Farm

By On May 9, 2017

Kat is a creature magnet.  At home in Canada she had a habit of rescuing/capturing everything that came her way, from snails and leeches (yes I know) to snakes.  We had a… Read More

Move To France

Take 2: Getting Back To France

By On May 8, 2017

Some days it seems like we won’t make it back.  There is an ocean in the way, and an ocean of work sitting between us and sitting under the mulberry trees in… 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

Past French Life

By On May 4, 2017

We have been to France before.  We lived there for the year last year.  The children attended the local school in a small town, Thuir, in SW France.  (I had a diary,… Read More

Life in France

First Blog Post

By On May 4, 2017

Hi! We are a family of 5, myself, Karen, my husband Tris, and our 3 elementary school aged kids. We are returning to France at the end of August, which is our… Read More