I’ve always wanted to visit Paris or London for Christmas. The thought of either of those magnificent cities decked in holiday lighting is thrilling. Since I’m only two hours away by fast train to Paris, I decided I’d check out the Paris lights at Christmas. London will have […]
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, France is candy-coated with sugarplums and bright colored packages. What better way to capture it than in technicolor?! The Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit d’Uzès was the inspiration for these photos of Christmas in Uzès, France. The day I visited the Cathedral, the sun was shining brightly through the […]
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.
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 […]
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!
Sete, France parties and friends
Gardens and Gladiators in Nimes France took me back to Miss Clegg’s Latin class in high school. Some of you reading this story remember Miss Clegg. Or you had a teacher like Miss Clegg. She never knew that I had English translations of Homer’s Iliad and the Odyssey […]
Vincent Van Gogh in France
There’s always something to do on the weekends in Uzes France
First visit to Nimes, France for lunch
For years I’ve wondered if I should be called “Deborah”, not ” Debby”. It seems like “Deborah” is a name more fitting to my age. Now that I’m an American in Uzès, I think I will switch. My name is Deborah. An American in Uzès The French don’t get […]
Biking in France
Staying in Uzès for 25 days means I want to see what it’s like living here. .. not just being a tourist. Settling into Uzès After three days, I’m beginning to settle into Uzès. That means I’m stocking up the fridge and beginning to learn my way around. […]