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Monday, April 22, 2019 - 10:00
Easter morning in France dawned bright and beautiful, with the sun shining and the birds singing.…
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 32/52 (+2 for the week) This week was an easy read novel for my online book club and a…
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 05:43
All good things must come to an end. Capitalism is an amazing system for creating efficiency in…
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:00
Yesterday I shared the incredible before & after photos of the restoration done on this…
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 10:00
Here in France, we are housesitting for a British ex-pat named Bob. When Bob first purchased this…
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 10:00
I started listening to podcasts a few years ago, though I never did so with any regularity. Over…
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:00
Book Review: The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country by…
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 30/52 (+2 for the week) This week I finished a memoir from a Brit who moved to Denmark (I…
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 10:00
What feels like long ago, back in the country of Wales, I wrote this post about the particular…
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 05:49
By now, everyone's heard of fake news. To some, it means "Someone said something negative about me…
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:00
As we continue to reside peacefully in the French countryside and the days are finally getting…
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:00
Yesterday I shared all about the famous tapestries of Aubusson, France (a small town about 30…
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:00
On Friday last week, we returned to the town of Aubusson to visit our friend Suzanne, and to see…
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 28/52 (+2 for the week) I read a great novel set in the UK that had mystery, romance, and…
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:00
Oftentimes, when it comes to food, we miss the comforts of home. I wrote all about what we miss the…
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 04:33
When most people think of a movie about a swarm of robots taking over the world, they think…
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 10:00
Book Review: Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood by Trevor Noah  If you aren't…
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 10:00
Life in the country can get a little boring sometimes. Since it's a 40-minute drive to the nearest…
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:00
Last week I shared about the amazing pizza we had when we lunched in Limoges. Today I'm here to…
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 26/52 (+3 for the week) I finished Trevor Noah's book this week and it was excellent,…
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11:02
This is a HOW TO guide on starting the mobile (only) game Empires and Puzzles (don't install until…
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:00
This week we decided to leave our humble little country abode and head over to the big city of…
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 09:43
I've written before about the worst things about this lifestyle. The first one was missing family…
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:00
On our day in Aubusson visiting Suzanne last week, after going to the market in the next town over…
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:00
When we went to Aubusson to visit Suzanne, we not only got to check out the adorable little town…
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:00
On Friday last week, we ventured out of our countryside hideaway to go visit our friend Suzanne in…
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 23/52 (+3 for the week) I finished one great fiction book, one easy read non-fiction, and…
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:00
For the first time since we moved to the UK last fall, being in France has me feeling like we are…
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 05:28
That's right! There's an invasion coming and they're here for our jobs! Even though most of those…
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:00
So far on our housesitting adventure, we have lived without access to a car more often than we have…
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:00
When we first chatted with Bob about coming to do this housesit, we were excited when he mentioned…
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:00
Last Friday I was invited to spend the day out with Val - going to a coffee morning, having lunch…
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 20/52 (+1 for the week) The one I finished this week I really skimmed...but I am close to…
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 10:00
I know I made a big deal yesterday about how we can't see Captain Marvel in English, but it doesn't…
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:00
 On Tuesday of this week, we went to the nearby town of Mountluçon to do some exploring. We had…
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 11:40
Personally, I believe that one of two things will happen: either we'll create Artificial…
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:00
Book Review: The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own by Joshua Becker…
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:00
One of the toughest things, for me, about housesitting has been cooking in other people's kitchens…
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 19/52 (+2 for the week) I finally finished the Shopaholic series - a silly but fun series…
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:00
Before we parted ways in England last week (insert crying emoji here) our friend Steve offered to…