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Aberdeen

Settling in Aberdeen: Moving into our new home

Friends and family have been asking us, how are you settling in Aberdeen?  The short answer:  pretty well. Here’s a look at how we’ve begun to start a new life in Aberdeen with the most important aspect of it…

Paris

Our Last Days in Paris: Saying Goodbye

Over the last week, I shared what two other Paris expat bloggers would do with their final days in Paris.  Lucky for them they will continue la vie en rose but for us, our days in Paris were numbered. It was…

Paris

A Day at the Races: Prix de Diane

This is the story of a hat. A purple and black hat that was made somewhere in Italy and sold at a David Jones department store in Sydney, Australia.   It was sold to a young Canadian exchange student in…

Life

Expat Life: We are moving!

The news we’ve been waiting for… We are moving.  For starters I’ll give you some hints: 50,000 shades of grey and there’s nothing sexy about that I’ve always said I wanted to live near the ocean (so be careful…

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Thoughts from an expat spouse

I’ve heard the question so many times now, but it still catches me by surprise, makes me feel about 5 inches tall and like a blubbering idiot. “So what do you do here in Paris?” My answer has changed…

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Ridiculous Things We’ve Brought from Canada

Full exposé coming your way! At the risk of seeming incredibly cheap and ridiculous, today I am sharing with you the things we’ve imported from Canada. As an expat, there are always those items from home that you miss…

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French Pronunciation: A Short Story

A few months ago, in my constant effort of exploring new passions and interests, I took a short story class at WICE called Paris Vignettes: How to Capture Revealing Moments, Encounters and Events.  The 5 week course was led…