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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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Musically

This past Saturday, the CPM, the music school and association where Kieran takes his drumming lessons, held its Spring Recital. While the recital takes place at 4 pm, since Lucas is on the committee, and as I’m sure you know how small associations work things tend to be kind of […]

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Seen on the Way Home

My year was off to a quite crummy start. I was laid out flat with the flu for about two weeks. I’m all better now, but it seems like I am already scrambling to get “caught up”. So moments like this when I can just pause, and enjoy beauty are […]

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Five Meals You Have to Try

Last night I made what has become one of our very favourite chicken dishes ever: Perfect Pan-Roasted Chicken Thighs.  I follow Bon Apetit on Facebook, and thanks to them have discovered some wonderful meals to add to our usual rotation. The best things about this one is that it is […]

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