Category Archives: Happy events

A Stormy Christmas

We kicked off the Christmas season with a visit to Southwest England to see my boyfriend’s family. He is the biggest Christmas geek I know, so he was really excited to show me England in the Christmas spirit. And England … 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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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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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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Snow Ice Cream

Last week we had a blizzard, which to some people is a perfectly normal part of winter,  but to us Brittany folk is a rare occurrence to be treasured and enjoyed to the fullest. It doesn’t matter how cold it is, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving…better late than never

I only celebrated Thanksgiving one day late, but am about a week late in doing this post. Last week, during my third amazing Thanksgiving in France, I was feeling pretty grateful. Grateful for my American friend and her French boyfriend … Continue reading

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A tale of two birthday dinners, part II

About a month ago, I wrote about the two meals I cooked for my boyfriend’s birthday. This week, we celebrated my birthday and it was his turn to be the chef. While most people will assume I am the culinary … Continue reading

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A Confused Autumn

I realize that in many places in the world Autumn means snow, but it has never meant that anywhere I’ve lived, including here in Brittany. Usually, winter doesn’t even mean snow in Brittany. And if it does snow, it scarcely … Continue reading

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A sheepish story

A big conversation around here the last few months has been sheep. My boyfriend is British, and sorry to make a gross generalization, but is therefore obsessed with the tidiness of his lawn. As such, he spends an inordinate amount … Continue reading

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A tale of two birthday dinners

It was my boyfriend’s big day on Tuesday. I won’t say how old he is because he would probably lock me out of the house, but suffice it to say it was a milestone birthday. We celebrated with two birthday … Continue reading

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