Category Archives: Life in France

Memory of a New Life

A memory popped up on Facebook today. It reminded me that three years ago (on 5 June 2015) I embarked on my journey to France. In a way it seems that time has gone quickly, but at the same time … Continue reading

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2017 – Memories to Last

2017 (barring politics) was a very good year for me! This past year was more about enjoying the company of family and friends and exploring France than about renovation. By February I knew that my Grandson, Derek, would be coming … Continue reading

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A Weekend in Toulouse

I spent an enjoyable weekend in Toulouse even though things didn’t go quite as planned. The theme seemed to be “running late”. The original trip was planned for a couple of weeks earlier. But there was an event Saturday night … Continue reading

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A Field Trip à la Art’ Scène

This past weekend I spent a wonderful two days seeing a bit of France, forging friendships and practicing some French. Several people from the art class that I attend got together to visit Giverny, Château Gaillard, and La collégiale Notre-Dame … Continue reading

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Time Flies, Encore !

The whirlwind of my daughter Mary’s visit this year was over all too soon. While she was here she helped me with some French business, we traveled a bit, visited with friends, enjoyed some local culture, savored many good meals, … Continue reading

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Reflections – A Retrospective

Grateful ! – That’s the word that springs to my mind as I look back over the past year; actually beyond the past year because I’m not just looking at the end of another year but the beginning of a … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads To Another

I was all set for my next post to be about the progress being made on renovations. Instead it is more a path of discovery. When I looked at the house, before buying it, the realtor told me that the … Continue reading

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A Royal Diversion

I never knew a bird could be so spoiled or a name so unexpectedly accurate. On my way home from the library a few weeks ago I spotted a baby bird on the sidewalk.  The nearest yard is about three … Continue reading

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From Dream to Reality

It’s hard to believe that one year ago today I arrived in France to pursue my dream.  And that dream is unfolding in ways I had never imagined. Uzerche is a charming picture postcard town with a fascinating history going … Continue reading

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Overcoming Obstacles – It’s all part of the adventure

My first obstacle was my first house! Since work hadn’t progressed, after problems created several years ago by the builders I had hired, I didn’t have a place to live when I arrived. But I knew that before I left … Continue reading

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