Living in France for a little over three months, I’m beginning to get into the rhythm of the weekly calendar. 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 shuts down. […]
Thanksgiving dinner with new friends from around Uzes 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 interesting […]
This season I’m learning a lesson from my new friends in France. If it’s not your holiday, celebrate anyway! Wouldn’t the world be a wonderful place if, instead of fussing about what to call a holiday, we’d just celebrate it together? Spending Thanksgiving in Uzes this year showed […]
Thanksgiving has new meaning to me this year. It’s not a holiday in France. Never mind, I’m making it my personal day to give thanks to all the new people who have come into my world this year. I drove out into the countryside near Uzes yesterday to […]
My first house guest came to visit recently. During her two-day stay, my college-aged friend and I visited some of my favorite spots around Uzes : Pont du Gard, San Quentin La Poterie and Nimes. When I learned that my friend from North Carolina’s daughter wanted to visit […]
Beaujolais Nouveau Day, traditionally on the third Thursday of November, is a celebration of the end of the harvest in the Beaujolais region of France. In Uzes, the event is another good excuse to meet with friends in bars. I wish I had the imagination to make up […]
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.
There are some awesome views in the world that you can wake up to everyday. For me, this one ranks pretty high. Fate took me to the real estate office in Uzes to check out where I might live . With 55 steps to climb to my tower apartment, […]
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 trying to deal with learning how to deal with everyday life. I want to learn French. I really do. However, […]
The first day out on the road with “Sally” needs a bit more of an explanation than was offered in the previous post. You see, nothing about my new life in France is as easy as it seems. As you may remember from this summer’s blogs, my friend […]
Sally’s first road trip was to the 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 religious beginnings, Saint Jean du Gard and the […]
Many sights around the neighborhood in Uzes have been building up in my camera. It’s time to share. As you would imagine, there are many narrow streets with ancient buildings all around Uzes. From my apartment, heading to the main street, here are just some of the alleyways and […]
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
What’s needed to move to France from the US
Packing and Moving to France
I’m moving to France