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sheltering in place

we’ve been on restricted in movement in france since march 16th. actually, my family and I started self-isolating on the 13th at night, and apart from my husband going in to work one morning, and doing a grocery run one evening, we have not left the house. Our new normal […]

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a winter holiday outing with friends

yesterday along with our friend sandrine and her daughters we took a trip to visit le plais ideal du facteur cheval, renowned as a splendid example of naive or outsider art. it was built over 33 years by a postman, who had dreamed it up in “visions”. it’s hard to […]

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my 2020 book logs

it’s time for another year of reading! are you ready? this year i decided to seprate out my main book log, where i log everything i read and my challenge logs. i’m using a separate notebook for my challenge logs, i’m hoping it becomes a reading journal of sorts. i’m […]

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dj kieran in da house!

DJ Kieran

kieran loves music. as soon as he gets home from school, the first thing he does is put music on to play. we have a family subscription with deezer, which means he gets to have his own profile, and listen to whatever he pleases. luckily he has good taste, and […]

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a week of instantpot meals

InstantPot Duo

we’ve had an instantpot for about three years now, and believe me it is worth all the hype you may have heard about it. it’s one of our most used appliances, it’s in service at least a couple times a week. so i thought i’d share seven of our favourite […]

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scenes from fall break

we had a pretty quiet two weeks off at the end of October. sadly it rained a lot, so we didn’t do anything very exciting. we did spend a few days, including Halloween, in Lyon with friends and family. here’s what that looked like. How is autumn going for you?

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our summer vacation was epic

the just over two weeks we spent in the US in august were amazing! the time was definitely too short, but we packed a lot in. We hung out with family made new friends visited new york, baltimore and boston found time for bookish pursuits and ate tons of good […]

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Entre les Lignes

For the fourth (or possibly fifth) year in a row we thoroughly enjoyed the annual street art walk Les Ephemeres. This year the theme was Entre les Lignes (Between the Lines), and as usual there were many clever interpretations. We started by being wowed by acrobats Then we strolled through […]

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