Now that I’m settled in France, I’m beginning to understand why I love it here. I’m a hopeless romantic. It didn’t happen by accident that I live in a tower apartment. I’m a princess. Or at least, I always wanted to be one. If I had long hair, […]
I’ve always wanted to visit Paris or London for Christmas. The thought of Paris Christmas Lights or London, decked in holiday lighting, is thrilling. Paris Christmas Lights Since I’m only two hours away by fast train to Paris, I decided I’d check out the Paris Christmas lights. London […]
Christmas Market in Uzes is an annual event that residents and visitors eagerly await. It’s the time when everyone knows they can find favorite holiday foods and unique handmade gifts. Mid-December Uzes stages a Christmas Market that no one wants to miss. In addition to food and wine tastings […]
Christmas in Uzès Christmas in Uzès is candy-coated with sugarplums and bright-colored packages. Imagine you’re here if you cover your eyes and click your heels together! The cobblestone streets twinkle with fairy lights, casting a warm and inviting glow. It’s a place where traditions come to life, where locals […]
Living in France for over three months, I’m beginning to get into the rhythm of the weekly calendar. Wine Tasting and Pottery Wednesdays and Saturdays are market days; Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are work days with all the stores and businesses open; on Sundays and Mondays, the place […]
Party! Thanksgiving dinner with new friends from around Uzès may be a hard act to follow. Just leave it to Geoffrey. As you’ve gathered by now, life around Geoffrey is never dull. Saturday morning, after Thanksgiving, he called to remind me I was invited to lunch. “There’s an […]
I’m learning a lesson from my new friends this Thanksgiving in France. If it’s not your holiday, celebrate anyway! Wouldn’t the world be an excellent place if we just celebrated it together instead of fussing about what to call a holiday? Spending Thanksgiving in Uzès this year showed […]
New Friends Who Help Color My World Thanksgiving has a new meaning to me this year. It’s not a holiday in France. Never mind, I’m making it my personal day to thank all the new people who have come into my world this year. Yesterday, I drove to […]
My first house guest came to visit recently. During her two-day stay, my college-aged friend and I saw some of my favorite spots around Uzès in November: Pont du Gard, San Quentin La Poterie, and Nimes. Uzès in November When I learned that my friend from North Carolina’s […]
Perhaps stories about bedding in France is too much about nothing. I wish it could be over and done with myself. It just goes on… and on.
Life in Uzès There are some fantastic views in the world that you can wake up to every day. For me, this one ranks pretty high. Fate took me to the real estate office in Uzès to check out where I might live. With 55 steps to climb […]
Learning to speak French is becoming an issue for me. Try as I may, it is a bit of a pain. Perhaps it’s because my brain is full of trying to deal with everyday life. I want to learn French. I really do. However, there are challenges […]
Car buying in France Behind the scenes When the conversation about car buying in France came up, my friend Geoffrey kindly loaned “Ales,” the tattered Citroen, to me for road trips out of Uzès. Sadly for Geoffrey, he mentioned I might get to use his red Mustang […]
Saint Jean du Gard Sally’s first road trip was to the Cévennes and Tuesday market in Saint Jean du Gard. The town’s history dates back to the twelfth century when monks from the Abbey of St-Gilles created the settlement on the banks of the Gardon River. With its […]
Many sights around the Uzes, France neighborhood have been building up in my camera. It’s time to share. As you would imagine, many narrow streets with ancient buildings surround Uzes. From my apartment, heading to the main road, some alleyways and sights are along the way. Now that […]
French Food, Fests and Customs. Halloween In Uzes there’s very little evidence of the tradition. Only plastic scarecrows, owls and pumpkins in a few shop windows.Some younger children go out in costume to trick or treat, but it’s not over-the-top like in the US.
If “Dancing Queen” from the movie “Mama Mia” came into your mind last Friday, it was me blasting the music from iTunes through my rooftop in France. I was celebrating that my internet connection and phone in the apartment were finally working!
Moving day in France
My French apartment
legal expat in France