Spring used to happen slowly.
One exchanged the winter coat for the spring coat for the summer jacket for no jacket.
The daffodils bloomed, then the hyacinths, then the tulips.
I went from the winter coat to mowing the lawn in shorts and t-shirt in … Continue reading.....
I'm in love!
Assuming one can be in love with a store.
During my search for cranberries before Christmas, my neighbor mentioned a 'vegetable market' across from a DIY store in Bergerac that had an amazing variety of produce.
In my mind I saw a … Continue reading.....
We're traveling in Italy: new recipe; old story.
Sometimes, for us Expats, even English can be a foreign language.
When we moved to Ireland we lived in one of the tall, skinny, attached houses that so typify the British Isles.
On the ground floor we … Continue reading.....
Question: Why should one always wear sexy underwear for doctor's appointments in France?
Answer: Because if you're going to parade around strangers, of both sexes and all ages, in your undies (or less) for the better part of an hour you'll want to look your … Continue reading.....
We had a momentous occasion chez nous last week.
We took the plastic off the the hole in the floor above the staircase.
For the winter, since there is no insulation under the roof, we had plastic, insulation and boards covering up the top of … Continue reading.....
Andorra has a large and varied Expat Community.
When we moved there, we were given a warm and enthusiastic welcome from all of the English-speakers.
In a country where more than 75% of the residents are not ‘locals’ a common language is the glue that … Continue reading.....
It’s been a strange summer here in the Vendée. We, apparently, had a late frost. I say ‘apparently’ because it was nothing we noticed: no frost on the car; no white grass; nothing.
It’s strange because we rarely have frost anytime, let alone in late … Continue reading.....
Mon mari has never been a big fan of couscous…. No substance; no flavor; he claims.
This may have converted him….
Couscous Feta Pilaf serves 2
1/2 cup couscous
3/4 cup chicken broth
6 cherry tomatoes
1 ounce (30gr) feta
1 tbs snipped … Continue reading.....