Monthly Archives: October 2015

Through Her Eyes

It is fascinating to view Bordeaux through the eyes of a 10 year old world traveler. Rarely hesitant to try new things and eager to see what’s around the corner, she sees it all as a place to know and … Continue reading

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Still Feng Shuiing

One of the best things about the process is freeing yourself from clutter. I have removed books, clothes, knick-knacks, cards, bulletin board stuff that was turning into wallpaper, and some of my cardboard stash. What remains are things I treasure … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning

Fudge and I were drenched by the time we got home from the open rain market. Walking a dog while pulling a caddy and attempting to hold an umbrella is not an engineering breakthrough. Now my apartment aroma is parfum … Continue reading

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Château de Cadillac

The first thing that strikes you when you wander through the empty rooms of this Château are the enormous fireplaces. There were 20 at one time and the ones that are left are in various stages of decay. Very old … Continue reading

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What’s the Weather?

France is bordered by four bodies of water (North Sea, English Channel, Atlantic Ocean, and Mediterranean Sea) and offers three significant mountain ranges, (Alps, Pyrenées, and Jura). For a country approximately the size of Texas, that’s a lot of topographical … Continue reading

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Bridge

Yesterday was my second foray into the world of multinational women speaking French while playing bridge. Even the cards are different-aces are 1’s, kings are roi denoted by an R, queens are dame denoted by a D, and jacks are … Continue reading

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The Saga Ends

It’s not the news I’ve been waiting or hoping for. My french healthcare assessment is calculated correctly according to the rules, which in my case are detrimental but in other situations might be beneficial. It all hangs on the exchange … Continue reading

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