Lucien and the Horse Tale


I came back from a rainy walk around the nearby villages one day and bumped into my now good friend Lucien- a French man of a distinguished age who told me one day that he was going to chainsaw some lumber later that afternoon and another day that he was painting a house. yup. Him, his German friend and the Australians…

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The Nectarine Tart Story


The beginning of the Nectarine tart story has to start with a quick lay of the land. Currently I’m helping at Chateau de Gudanes which is situated in a tiny 344 person town. They know the exact number of people and that it might increase to 346 soon. Monday in little bitty towns in France are much like Sunday, except…

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Interesting Things I’ve Found While Living in Paris


I found this post in my drafts from when I was living in Paris two years ago and had to share. đŸ™‚ I do laundry constantly. In our washing machine you can fit a grand total of 4 shirts, 2 pairs of pants, and some underwear. Here’s the kicker- everything has to air dry and it takes upwards of three…

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May in Paris


When I packed for summer weather because it was 80 in Texas and it ended up being 60 and rainy in Paris. I stayed at a cute little apartment in Republique area that was ironically above a restaurant called American Cafe and across from a hospital designated as a UNESCO heritage site. Ate cream puffs at Odette with Pia before…

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~a little update


A main reason I started my blog was personal – I have an absolutely horrible memory. So bad that my friends will tell stories and I don’t realize I was there even when I’m mentioned in the story. A huge benefit of this though is that you can tell me the same joke multiple times and get the same reaction…

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