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
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
Hi all! It’s been a little while, but better late than never…..am I right? I have all sorts of excuses as to why it’s taken me a couple weeks to get this post done, but no one cares about those! So I’ll spare you all and just dive straight into the weekend following our trip… Continue reading Chapter 29. Running the 20km de Paris and Canadian Thanksgiving
Small point of pride: I’ve never missed a plane or train in my life. Sure, I’ve had a couple close calls, and I’ve definitely missed a flight or two due to late connections, but I’ve never missed a trip as a result of bad time management. Until now. Sigh….. The plan was to catch a… Continue reading Chapter 28. Amsterdam: canals, food, family and missed trains.