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Swimming Pool

A few weeks ago at dinner, a new friend, S, self-described as “the unreliable bird by the river”, asked me if I liked to swim.  I love to swim but had to admit that I left my bathing suit in … Continue reading

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Adapting to Europe

We stayed in Kent, England for a month before getting to Semur-en-Auxios, France. Some of the challenges of living in a new place became apparent. The realization that we in the States do things differently than other places came home … Continue reading

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London and Harrods

If you are a consumer of British novels as I am, you have heard of Harrods. These days, it takes up a full city block of London real estate. From its inception, it’s been where elite schools sent their students … Continue reading

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We’ve done it again.

Packed up yet another house. Sold what we could.  Gave Goodwill a massive haul after an unsuccessful attempt to give away all that we didn’t want to store for shipping at a later date.  I sent some bags ahead (thank … Continue reading

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Working on it

We managed to return our car to Dijon last Thursday. Whatever we paid to return it to a different location was worth it to not drive back to Paris. There’s a bus at the train station (number 119) that travels … Continue reading

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Week Two

My bag arrived. After a week-long vacation to unknown places. Its keeping mum about its experiences. I can only speculate about how life on the road felt to my clothes and toiletries. There was a lot of confusion about where … Continue reading

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Getting to France

We made it to O’hare on time – but then left late due to the weather.  Arriving on time (how do they do that?) to Heathrow but unable to land we missed our flight to Paris. When we deplaned there … Continue reading

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Edible vs. amuse bouche

I grew up in the 60’s.  Graduated from high school in 1970 so I’d be hard pressed to say I didn’t do my share of drug experiments.  But I’m not current on these things.  It took me awhile to figure … Continue reading

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April 21, 2016

I turned 64 today, right around the time that I was testing an electric bike at Lenny’s E-bikes. The bike ride was grand; whooshing along, up little hills, around curves. Enough fun for me to think about selling my beautiful … Continue reading

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Winter is nigh …

We’ve been at the farm for about 12 weeks.  I’ve managed to paint the upstairs, closets included, and the room downstairs I’m using as an office.  But I’ve reached a stopping point – in order to continue I’d have to move … Continue reading

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