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The Thanksgiving Pioneer

I’ve had a good run of successful Thanksgiving meals here in France. My first and second Thanksgivings were celebrated in Rennes with a big group of friends, mostly American. The third was a small affair here in Central Brittany with my boyfriend, an American and French … Continue reading

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Home again…

12 flights, 4 timezones, 3 states and 2 countries later, we finally arrived back home in our little village in the Middle-of-Nowhere, Brittany. Home to Autumn and a garden floor littered with apples, mushrooms, walnuts, chestnuts, and leaves of all … Continue reading

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Home sweet home, my beloved California

After a blissed-out 12 days in Hawaii, we felt ready for the rush that we knew our time in California would be. Even so, it was with heavy hearts that we bid Kauai adieu…We had less than 6 full days, … Continue reading

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Around the World in 25 days, Part 2: A moment in San Diego and a blissful eternity in Hawaii

2. From New York to San Diego… They say that the West Coast is the Best Coast. As a native Californian born and bred in San Diego, I have to agree. California has a special place in my heart that … Continue reading

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Around the world in 25 days, Part 1: New York City

Okay, so we aren’t really going all the way round the world, but it feels that way. 1. From Paris to New York… Our arrival in New York got off to a bumpy start when my boyfriend got held up … Continue reading

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A quick jaunt to England

For the 3 and a 1/2 years that my boyfriend and I have been together, I’ve heard a lot about where he came. I’ve heard him wax nostalgic over the beauty of his native Southwest England, clotted cream, Woolworth’s, custard, … Continue reading

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A not-so-lazy summer

If my first winter living in the Breton country side was long, slow and cold, my first summer has been just the opposite. It started off with a whirlwind trip back to the United States for my brother’s wedding in … Continue reading

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24 hours in Paris

Though I was I just in Paris recently, I went back once again for a brief 24 hours to meet up with my friend Kate, who was travelling in Europe with her mom. As Kate and I lived in Paris … Continue reading

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Spring arrived…along with some visitors

The middle of April it finally felt like Spring. Overnight, everything burst to life: one minute it was winter, everything dormant and cold, and then the next it was sunny, and flowers and birds song came to life. It was … Continue reading

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An Indian Feast fit for a Birthday Boy

A reluctant friend shared his birthday with us this week. He isn’t one to relish attention on his big day, but I coerced him out of his shell with the promise of curry. Have you ever met a Brit who … Continue reading

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