Category Archives: Life in France

December and Skating in Rennes

December is almost over and I’ve hardly blogged at all this month.  I’m not yet ready to think about New Year’s resolutions or my favorite moments of 2012.  I’ll save that for tomorrow.  New Year’s is traditionally a lazy day … Continue reading

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The Nutella Tax

Have you heard about the Nutella tax?  Or perhaps we should start with have you heard of Nutella, the incredibly rich hazelnut spread guaranteed to make you smile and destroy your dieting plans at the same time?  Can you tell … Continue reading

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Tackling the Big One

I’ve decided not to wait until January 1st to make my New Year’s Resolution for 2013.  I want to finish the Marathon du Mont Saint Michel in May.  There I’ve said it out loud and I’m even more nervous now.  … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

World War One ended on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour years ago today.  At the same moment the US celebrates Veteran’s Day, France honors its First World War dead and all those who have … Continue reading

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Val-Dinard

Several of our friends are already talking about going skiing this winter and a couple have already reserved their week’s worth of sun and snow.  Talk of chalets, snow and skiing is enough to make me want to run home … Continue reading

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Dinan and the Maison de la Rance

Laura has become interested in the months, seasons, and time in general as of late.  She was explaining the seasons to me this morning and I had to laugh.  According to Laura, the four seasons are autumn, winter, spring and … Continue reading

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The 24-Hour Pet

Do you have any pets?  I swore we wouldn’t adopt anything.  Two children are more than enough work for me or at least that’s what I told myself.  A couple of weeks ago, the most adorable little kitten (well young … Continue reading

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