Now that I’ve dealt with the humbling experience of failing the French drivers’ code test not once but six times, I’ll make this post short and sweet After the first disastrous French drivers’ code examination in Nimes — with a translator — I braved on to retake the […]
Last, I wrote about the stress of studying for the French driver’s code test. It’s one of the most aggravating tasks I’ve encountered since living in France. Now I can attest to the agony of failing it. Yes, I failed the test, along with my two American friends […]
As much as I’d love to write a blog post this week, I’m too busy stressing! The French drivers’ code test is on tap for February 16th. Finally! there’s a date for the first part of my French Drivers License – the code test. I promise it’s one […]
It’s St. Valentine’s Day. What better time to learn French, the language of love? During today’s French lesson at IS Aix-en-Provence, we dove into a treasure chest of words and phrases the French use to express their feelings of love. Would your heart pitter-patter if your loved one […]
If I had known that learning French is fun, I would have gone to IS-AIX long ago. Perhaps it’s fun now because I’m in one of the most beautiful towns in France: Aix-en-Provence. Learning French is fun Perhaps French is fun because I love weekend markets. Or it’s […]
It’s taken five years for the Barefoot Blogger to get to the point where she’s making progress in her new language. Now I’m learning French in Aix-en-Provence.
As crazy as it might seem, several years ago I experienced an almost identical injury in South Carolina, US. It was on my left side. “Why You Should Care About Healthcare This Election: Part 2” is about my US healthcare.
A unique perspective on my French vs. USA healthcare from one who has experienced a similar orthopedic injury and treatment in both countries.
“What if there is an emergency?”
Some of the simplest things in France are the most unusual and most complicated.
Some of it isn’t my fault
When one of my long-time friends visited Uzès, she’d often say: “That’s just so French!” From fashions in boutique shops to foods at the market, there’s much to learn about the people and the French way of life. Here are 10 things you’ll find in France, especially in […]
With all the cold, rainy weather in winter, I enjoy looking back at some of summer’s favorite places. Enjoy the city side of Nice and think about sunny days
I promised I’d know French by Christmas
It’s bad enough to have a crown fall out of your mouth when you’re new to the country. Finding out your dentist speaks no English is worse.
Sundays are quiet in Uzes, France. It was the perfect time to see horses, swans and otters.
It’s officially tourist season by the first of May in Uzès. The shops that closed for winter are open. The town is becoming lively again with art shows and fun things to fill your day. Art, Food, and Mustang Sally Last week I was off to visit Geoffrey […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]