Tag Archives: Holidays in France

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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Holiday Season Part I: A Few of My Favorite Things

I love Christmas…possibly to an annoying degree (definitely if you ask MB).  I love the music, I love the movies, I love the decorations, I love the food, I love the whole holiday spirit.  In fact, even winter (which I … Continue reading

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Fall-N-France

I am walking through the neighborhood market when I spot France picking through a basket of Girolles (Chanterelles). ME:  What up, France? I put my hand up for a high five but all I get back is an eye roll. … Continue reading

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The Romance of a Sale

I love sales.  Love them.  I will buy things that I don’t really find attractive or things that I absolutely do not need based solely on the fact that they are on sale.  As a dear friend of mine puts … Continue reading

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Joyeux Noel

Before leaving for the United States, I saw France out at the Christmas Market in town. France:  Hello!  American friend, hello!! France is waving wildly and jumping up and down.  I turn behind me to see whose attention is being … Continue reading

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The 7 Stages of an Awkward Dinner

MB found the place online and it looked charming, a 15th century farmhouse in the country, excellent reviews on trip advisor, and only thirty minutes from town.  What could possibly go wrong?  So we packed our little overnight bags, hopped … Continue reading

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A Month of Sundays

This is a transcript of my most recent conversation with France. Me:  Bonjour France! France:  Oui, bonjour.   (France takes a sip of Pastis) Me:  Guess what?! France:  Quoi? Me:  My semester ends the first week of August; I’m so excited.  … Continue reading

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