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  • North to Dinan
    29 August 2014
    Life without a car has, so far, been easy. Local trips have logically been on foot, covering 5-8 miles (8-12km) per day. That doesn’t include any transport on the Rennes Metro or bus system which we try and use daily.…
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  • Les Petites Choses – 2
    27 August 2014
    Les petites choses = The small things
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  • Settling In
    26 August 2014
    It’s been a long time since Chris and I set up household in a new place. How quickly one forgets all the little details, and working in a different language adds a whole new dimension.
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  • Les Petites Choses – 1
    25 August 2014
    Les petites choses = The small things
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  • A Delightfully Cacophonous Plethora of Food
    23 August 2014
    Although "cacophonous" and "plethora" are considered somewhat pejorative terms, teaming them up with “delightfully” truly makes the description adequate. Rennes Saturday market is the second largest in France, with over 300 producers with their stands. There is food everywhere. There…
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  • On our own
    22 August 2014
    When we arrived in France we weren’t alone. I am not speaking in figurative terms, I know that all the good wishes of friends, family, and colleagues are with us on this adventure. But on our arrival, we had friends…
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  • Routine
    18 August 2014
    Nothing has been routine for a long time. From the time we launched our lives into this sea of unknowns, things just haven’t been the same. Habits have been broken, patterns disrupted, and things taken for granted have disappeared. Now…
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  • Once Again, Nous Sommes Arrivés
    17 August 2014
    As transatlantic flights go, it was a good flight, long, with little sleep. The arrival in Paris was also uneventful. Well, let me rephrase that, as I don’t think that “arrival in Paris” should ever be paired with “uneventful.” The…
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  • Mission Accomplished …
    20 February 2014
    When we first selected Montpellier as the starting point for our nomadic life, I assumed we would likely see it after we’d sold our house, put things in storage, and booked our one way ticket. But then Chris suggested that…
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  • No oysters yet …
    15 February 2014
    "It’s easy to get the feeling that you know the language just because when you order a beer they don’t bring you oysters…” Julia Childs First of all let me state for the record that I find French to be…
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