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Maiden Voyage

Wow, after celebrating my first two years from moving from the states in mid-July, I finally got outta dodge! Full disclosure…this is a long post. And is mostly meant for our own personal diary of the trip, and may be … Continue reading

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Le Tourmania

The Tour de France is coming through our little Lalinde! The whole town is gearing up for about 15 minutes of excitement tomorrow afternoon! I took a little stroll around town this morning and tried to capture the mania. So … Continue reading

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A New Addition to the Family

Our family of automobiles, that is! I’m becoming truly French. Bought the quintessential French car, a Citroën Deux Chevaux, aka, 2CV, Deuche, The Ugly Duckling (Haessliches Entchen), Flying Dustbin, and dozens more. The 2CV is two-cylinder 425 cc (20+ hp!) front-wheel-drive car developed to … Continue reading

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Wait, Where Did May Go?

Enjoying our first Spring in the house. So excited to see what blooms emerge from the plants that have outlived the construction. We are simply enjoying our surroundings and our retirement. We were so happy to welcome two sets of visitors … Continue reading

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Things are looking rosy!

Project of the moment is ALL ABOUT THE GARDEN. Since we’re on the cusp of roses bursting into bloom from the recent heat wave, yet our final freeze of the year coming tomorrow, was torn between bare-root and potted roses. … Continue reading

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Disappointing Finishing Touches

Just a little rant today. FINALLY got the delivery notice that my nightstands for the bedroom were coming. I ordered them in mid-November. Been patiently waiting since the promised delivery date of 31 March. Well the delivery guys showed up with one, … Continue reading

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To Plant a Garden…

…is to believe in tomorrow.  Since we’re starting the potager from scratch, it’s hard to reign in all of our ideas. But the practical side and the creative side have combined to come up with a solution that will be great for us. We don’t … Continue reading

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A Week to Oneself

Theo is enjoying Köln Karneval in Germany for a week and I happily stayed home with the dogs. If nothing else, Theo and Wolfgang sure are bright (like a kindergarten classroom… or a Mexican taqueria)! Been getting lots done in his … Continue reading

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The Hazy Days of Winter

  The lazy, wet, dark days of winter have enveloped us and we have acted accordingly… like slugs. No more workers around the house after the New Year, no pressing projects to get finished, and generally little interest in doing … Continue reading

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Just a Bit of New Year Doggie Sweetness

Had to giggle when I took the tree down last week. After removing the white boas, there were lots of single little feathers throughout the tree and on the floor, just as though the little owls had actually been living … Continue reading

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