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Southern France spring brings wild poppies in meadows, new shoots on miles of vines, and the most vibrant greens pocking up in every direction you look. Today is Labour Day! What is May Day in France you might ask? May 1st …

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First I wanted to apologize for not keeping up with our posts. We are under some stress, more than the usual moving to a new country may produce and as a result we lay low, but we do have some …

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The Pont du Diable on the Herault River is a beautiful bridge built by Benedict monks back in the first half of the 11th century. On our way to the Clamouse cave we passed by the astonishing Devil’s Bridge, saw …

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  Alfonz scouted the area looking for wineries for our Capestang wine tour. Daily, he jumped on his BMW motorbike, now a well known fixture throughout our village and searched for the ideal places to show tourists. Criteria was being …

Summer Kitchen Turns Apartment Rental

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Our house came with a name. Les Platanes translated means the Plane trees, a fitting name for a home where the distinctive plane trees with its pale grey-green bark line the roads as well as the Canal du Midi. These …

 

Random Hungarian Pictures

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Happy and Safe Travels, The Hamori Family

 

Barcelona Spain – Day Two

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Tired after our first day sightseeing with the kids in Barcelona on foot, we decide to take a hop on hop off bus tour through the busy streets, hitting all the tourist spots of interest, and getting a good feel …

 

Barcelona Spain – Day One

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  Barcelona Impressions Eclectic buildings and homes, in a wide variety of styles, in a scatter of chaos, somehow make this city beautiful and unique. Modern art, next to traditional statues and heritage sites, a place where music, culture and …

 

French Garden Love

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When I was just a little girl growing up in Duncan British Columbia Canada, my mom showed me how to dig a whole with a little shovel and lovingly place my first marigold in to it. From there she taught me how …

 

Missing you at Christmas

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What is it about the holidays that ignites that flame for childhood comforts? Memories of; tacky shiny tinsel, mandarin oranges, boxed chocolates, cards hung on a string, watching Christmas movies, smelling the turkey roasting and singing holiday carols. Family gatherings, …

 

Our Palm Is Gone, Make Way For A Pool!

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It started with a vision of our family splashing around in a pool, but where? Our garden is far too small unless we take out the shed and the giant palm tree. Last week we said goodbye to the shed, …

 

Progress! Let The Renovations Begin!

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  Yes I am being immensely optimistic! Today Mike, the young tree guy, (as apposed to the old tree guy whose coming later this week), came by after one phone call, to check out our palm tree and our options …

 

Angelina’s Music Video Debut – We Rock Disney

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Remember the song from the Disney movie The Lion King ‘I Just Can’t Wait to be King’?? Angel, Ben, Chloe, Flo, and Nicola are old hands at the French band life, and play in a handful of different bands in …

 

Granolas Eat Granola – A Simple Ratio Recipe

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Granola is an adjective to describe a Canadian who is uber health conscious, left-winged, open minded and possibly a hairy hippy, but not necessarily. Often confused with the pot smoking hippy; a hippy can be granola. Granola people are predominately …

 

Vias Plage Southern France Languedoc

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Happy and Safe Travels, The Hamori Family

 

Adults Dealing With Loss

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How do people deal with their emotions when someone close to them is dying? Some of us hide at home, drink too much, over eat, go to therapy, call friends, run away or as many different people there are in …

 

Thank-You Striar Family

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The Striar family is off on their last European adventure to Greece, and then home to the USA after spending the last ten months travelling around Europe. Their purpose was to expose their children to new cultures and share a …

 

Daniel’s Pyrenees School Trip

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Daniel left with one large pack; one the school required him able to carry on his own and a knapsack with a ham and butter baguette brown-bagged lunch for the bus ride up. He was ready for five nights and …

 

My Expat Life Series – Maple Syrup + Paprika = Foie Gras

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‘The Midi fires the senses; makes your hand agile, your eye sharp, your brain clearer,’ wrote Van Gogh. He couldn’t get enough of the light in this region and Picasso and Cézanne soon followed. ‘My Expat Life’ is a series …

 

Generating Hits To Your Blog

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Like most people that blog, eventually we need to think about making an income from it. Generating over 10,000 hits/month is our goal, to eventually run money generating ads, but it turns out to be a taller order than I …