Author Archives: julijoyeux

About julijoyeux

I am looking to find myself in France. When I do, I'll share my pictures and stories with you!

Operation Husky

Malta’s WWII experiences were extreme. Located perilously close to Axis powers and Rommel’s African campaigns, the British colony of Malta was a strategic prize and suffered over 3,000 air attacks totaling over 2,000 hours…the vast majority during 1942. The island … Continue reading

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My Maltese Crosses

Spoiler alert: Getting my complaints off my chest Malta is an independent EU country consisting of six main islands in the Mediterranean sea, 50 miles south of Sicily. Two of the islands are inhabited and commercially connected via a 20 … Continue reading

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Becoming Normal

Antibiotics to the rescue is today’s motto as I still feel so horrid that the only thing I’m capable of is watching The Crown in between naps. Not sure if or how much my Maltese experience had to do with getting … Continue reading

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Wet Noodle Syndrome

I started today’s outings with a pedicure. Since I still had remnants of January’s tropical blue on my toenails, it seemed time to freshen things up before sandal season strikes in full force. I like nothing better than a foot … Continue reading

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Take a Chance on Them

Listening to Pandora’s ABBA station and first up is Take A Chance on Me. ABBA is reviving and reinventing themselves as pseudo avatars on tour, singing their original hits and even recording a couple new songs after 35 years on … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

And now, the interactive portion of my blog…which German Christmas market should I go to first? If you internet search , you’ll find notables in Dresden, Nuremburg, Munich, Berlin, and others along with photos. Have you been to any of … Continue reading

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May Madness

There’s a reason french people love May. And it’s an even bigger reason this year. Unlike the US, french holidays, many of them religious, fall on a particular date rather than day. When a holiday lands on a Monday, Tuesday, … Continue reading

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12 Random Words

Is a first entry collection of short stories by Fabiana Martinez. Today, I met the author during a book club discussion lasting over two hours. We explored her passion for writing as well as her style, process, and editing/publishing details. … Continue reading

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Giving Birth

I’m likening my transfer to my new HP Envy computer to having a first baby. To begin, there are the last days of pregnancy when the old computer isn’t working well and it’s bloated and needs to rest (or is … Continue reading

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Today

Today is our first day of spring. It’s the kind of day when you don’t mind seeing sleeveless yellow dresses with flowers in the boutique windows. It’s the kind of day when you search the bottom of your lowest drawer … Continue reading

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