My fourth springtime in Washington state, and this year I finally saw the tulips. I anticipated a day trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival as anxiously I would a vacation – a much-needed vacation. Happy as my disposition tends to be, I’ve found that working-life post-TAPIF leaves something to be desired. I need to […]
When you are so happy to be back in a town that you love that you dance down its streets!
The year is off to a great start with a grueling hike up Washington’s most-frequented trail, and a graceful fall back down.
Halloween 2012 came and went with little celebration. In fact, Phillip and I spent the day in perhaps the place the least likely to celebrate Halloween, Lourdes – a haven for Catholic pilgrims looking for a miracle from sweet Saint Bernadette Soubirous. And this year, a more strenuous work schedule than last year threatened to cut […]
Sure, Paris is glamorous and old and great and renowned and a bit snobby and dearly beloved – but Périgueux is pretty wonderful, too!
Was it really a year ago that I was boarding a plane to France, jumping out of an airplane, signing a lease to a 15th century apartment, and starting my post as an English language assistant with TAPIF? And to think that I almost let the date pass by without even a thought. Then I […]
A peek into my Périgueux home – fifteenth century built, maid’s chamber-sized, in the centre-ville, and very, very loved.
In which I disclose my location after yet another long absence from the blogging world.