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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

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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

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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

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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

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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