BREAKING NEWS….Paris has ground to a standstill after a record-breaking snowfall of…. …FIFTEEN CENTIMETRES. Seriously, fifteen centimetres. All my Canadian friends are having a merry little laugh about this, as the only time 15cm of snow would be disruptive in Calgary is if it fell in mid-August. In fact, as I write this, around 40cm… Continue reading Chapter 36. A Snow Day in Paris// Paris Sous la Neige
Our second day in Normandy started off as every day on holiday should, with a long lie-in in an amazingly comfortable bed. After long showers (water pressure is such a novelty…our flat in Paris has the most pathetic shower ever), we wrapped ourselves in fluffy robes and drank coffee out of fancy tea cups. Perfection!… Continue reading Chapter 35. Normandy Day 2: Honfleur and Étretat
In an effort to escape the dullness of Paris in January (or more specifically, our lives in Paris in January), Marc and I decided to finally venture North and explore the beaches of Normandy this weekend. It’s a place we have been planning to visit for some time now; as the combination of epic scenery… Continue reading Chapter 34. Normandy Day 1: Juno Beach & Honfleur
I’ve always had strong feelings about the hierarchy of the months- June, July, September and December are obviously the best, and I’ve always considered the worst to be April and November…those rainy, shoulder season months. This was all before we moved to Paris and I discovered that January is absolutely, unequivocally THE WORST. Maybe I’m… Continue reading Chapter 33. January in France
Wow, I still can’t believe 2017 is over- it’s been an absolutely crazy year, full of some major life changes for our little family. I’ve compiled a little summary with a few photos and links to some of my previous blog posts… which ended up being a really interesting exercise for me; it’s amazing how… Continue reading Chapter 32. A Year in Review
I can tell you already, dear reader, that writing this blog post is going to be deeply challenging for me. It’s not because it’s a difficult subject matter (not even close), but rather because I can feel that I am going to be struggling the whole time to find an adjective to use other than… Continue reading Chapter 31. Why I LOVE Christmas in Europe- Visiting the Marché de Noël in Strasbourg and more adventures.
Let’s talk about autumn. Autumn is the best. It’s always been my favourite season, a time to snuggle up in toques and big scarves, watch the leaves change and eat & drink copious amounts of pumpkin-flavoured delights. Now back in Calgary, we usually had a beautiful autumn with bright yellow leaves and it would last… Continue reading Chapter 30. Autumn in Paris