Category Archives: France

Good Luck Wishes

Last night, as my husband returned from work, he brought me home some Good Luck. In France, on May 1st, small bouquets if lily of the valley are given with special thoughts and good luck wishes. My husband gave me … Continue reading

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Gâteau au Yaourt

The French are famous for their delicious and delicate pastries, savory deserts, and to-die-for chocolate mousse. Though, often overlooked is this family-friendly, fun and easy cake, perfect for children’s goûter (snack-time)! The fun behind baking a gâteau au yaourt (yogurt … Continue reading

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Auriez vous une pièce pour le caddie?*

I tend to grocery shop once a week, sometimes twice a week. That might be excessive to some, but we have a really small fridge for a family of four (only slightly larger than what most college students have in … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

there is actually a street named “Memory Lane” in our neighborhood!

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Family Fun at the Fête Foraine

Since Wednesday, there has been a fête foraine, a funfair going on in our small town. Originally these traveling carnivals took place before the Lenten season in the Catholic church, though today, carnivals have taken on a informal meaning, and … Continue reading

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Exploring our Surroundings

I am curious and quite passionate about history, especially that which surrounds us. I want to discover and learn, visit and see, know the story of our region, our land, our country. Today we went for a day trip to … Continue reading

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Day 22 AEDM : The Pink City

Today was an emotional day. Two years ago, I was spending Christmas with my husband and son in the home of my in-laws when I got the news that my grandmother had cancer. Exactly two years later, it was again, … Continue reading

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Day 21 AEDM : Posting While Abscent

This weekend we are in Toulouse, or more specifically, St. Jean at the home of my in-laws. We took off this morning at 6:30 AM and arrived in time for lunch. It is nice to be with family again. The … Continue reading

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Day 14 : AEDM – Day Trip to Honfleur

Wednesday, for our ‘day-off’ commemorating the signing of the Armistice, we went for a day trip to Normandy and visited the towns of Honfleur and Deauville. The day was beautiful, the lighting perfect, the town historic and quaint, perfect for … Continue reading

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Day 13 : AEDM – Little Faces

Every year, since 2001, Unicef France has been organizing a program called “Frimousses, les poupées qui sauvent les enfants” (Little Faces, the dolls that save children). Children, grandparents, students, teachers, volunteers, associations, companies, charities, fashion designers and world renown artists, … Continue reading

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