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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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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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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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glimpses from our weekend

we were super busy and it all seemed to go by in a blur! i’m mainly happy that we got our veggie bed in, especially given the sudden drop in temperature we had on sunday with a glacial wind from the north. how was your weekend?

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samedi

grasse mat’ bullet proof coffee bon apétit! merde! on a oublié les rehaussers goats! baby goats! cochons! cheese flowers too many tomato plants well, if it’s like that we not planting no damn pumpkins j’ai oublie ma veste! it was not supposed to rain pate de fruits home at last […]

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walking and chewing gum at the same time

i watched horrified as the fire raged through Notre Dame on monday night. i’m not religious, though raised a catholic, and while i have lit candles there for late family members, my sadness had nothing to do with it being a church. if you ever visited the cathedral, you’d know […]

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june 2017

my last trip to paris was to an author event at shakespeare and company. just across the way we could see Notre Dame. so terribly saddened by the disastrous fire last night.

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