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Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was. — Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care Hungary is the long way round for Alfonz, and...
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never...
I am a TV addict, and I PERSONALLY REALLY enjoy Reality TV. CHRISTINA Ricci We have been contacted by the popular House Hunter International reality TV show again, but this time we leave the beaches and vineyards of southern France behind...
Only in this technical day and age, could I know someone for four years and have only just met them. When we first moved to France I was an active blogger, posting content over 1500 words three-four times a week. As...
Alfonz and Adrian took Daniel on an adventure today. They finally took a much-needed break from the renovations and work around the house to take the boy on a two-hour bike ride to Poilhes and back along the Canal...
          Alfonz and I dropped Angelina off at school by 9:00am and then we made our way directly to Toulouse. It took us over 2 hours to get there, but I was pretty excited about the adventure I was about to...
We have had the pleasure of a small dove faced wee bird nesting above our front door in our birdhouse. Apparently she comes back each year, to nest and teach them to fly in our yard. She has red tail feathers,...
            Turning 41 doesn't seem like a time to celebrate. There are no candles to blow out, no fanfare, no obstacle to overcome. No party. No champagne. There was no 41 before 41 list, or a few ticks off my bucket...
When most people think of the South of France, the imagine that they conjure up is the Mediterranean Sea with its white sand beaches, mussels simmered in wine served in buckets along its shore, and of course who could forget the...
While we stayed in the tranquil area along the Neckar River in Germany we also ventured out to explore little villages, towns and cities. Alfonz gave me an hour to catch up on some email with interruptions and took the...
a new way in the way people think

A Shift In How We Think

I wrote about us entering the Age of Aquarius and how it will lead to world peace and our personal happiness, but if you don't believe in reading the stars, astronomy, or that we are all connected; then it is just a...
German Rouladen

Rustic Rouladen Recipe

Rouladen is a traditional german meal that I make once a year for Alfonz's birthday. Ingredients serves 8: Dijon mustard 8 slices beef top round steak 1/4 inch thick Salt and pepper to taste 8 strips of bacon 8 large pickles 1 large diced onion 3 tablespoons...
Beton is the word for concrete in French, at least in the south of France. We learned this word all too well after waiting for weeks for the cement truck, a truck or any truck to arrive with the right...