January 2015

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Ice and Fire

Last Saturday was one of those days where I looked out the window and had an overwhelming desire to go back to bed. Snuggle back under the (two!) duvets and have another little snooze. The sky looked very...

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A Life in Boxes

“An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures” Kandinsky – This post is part of my moving story (moving house that is, not meaning emotionally moving!). While...

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Sunday saunter

I’m taking a little skip, hop, and a jump to the present now- humour me! My previous posts have been about my reasons for moving to France.  I suppose I should have been writing it all down while I was in...

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Game plan

The New Year, 2010, brought major changes for myself and my family, and major implications for the direction of our lives. We (mon homme and I) decided to leave the rocky Atlantic shores of Ireland for the...

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The Lakes of Connemara (part deux)

This is the second part of a two-part post. To see the first post please click here. When we knew we would have to leave Rose Cottage we looked at so many other houses but there weren’t any that were just...

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The Lakes of Connemara (part one)

I have a pretty strong foreign accent when I speak French, but most people never guess where exactly I’m from. They know I’m not American, English or German so I am constantly asked where my accent...

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Rock The Boat

Picture a ferry boat slowly pulling away from the south-east coast of Ireland. A day in July that is shedding light drizzle, not cold, just a little windy. Picture a woman sitting on a red tub chair in the ferry...