Category Archives: Holidays in France

To Be or Not to Be…Why Ask the Question?

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”  -Voltaire Just last month, my husband (we’ll call him MB) and I were in Paris during the train (SNCF) strikes. During this strike something like 2 out of every 3 trains … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Part II: Wassailing (repost)

Hi y’all – yes, another repost for Christmas.  I hope you will still enjoy it!  Thank you so much to all of you who helped support Bread is Pain in the Expat Blog Awards – we took home first prize … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Part 1: Joyeux Noel

*This is a repost of a Christmas post I wrote my first year in France.  I hope you will enjoy, more Christmas Posts coming soon. *   Before leaving for the United States, I saw France out at the Christmas Market … Continue reading

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On the Road to Nowhere

“Are you looking at the map, which way do we turn here?”  MB is talking to me while driving as I search both the map and the road for a sign. “I’m looking,” I wail, “but I’m telling you I … Continue reading

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When You Have Paris

There is never any ending to Paris and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other. We always returned to it no matter who we were or how it was changed or … Continue reading

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Anxiety on the Death Star

The airport these days can be a scary and intense place…almost anxiety-attack-inducing. Is all metal off my body?  There is an underwire in my bra…I really hope they don’t try to take my bra, I mean, that’s just going to … Continue reading

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Wassailing

“Quoi?”  MB calls out from the kitchen. “Quoi what?”  I say this before the redundancy of it computes in my mind. He steps out of the kitchen and into the living room where I am dancing like a maniac and … Continue reading

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