French Food vs Spanish Tapas


Nine months ago we moved to rural Normandie France, a long way from the food capitals of Paris and Lyon. I have come to the conclusion that French food is boring, at least in our part of France, yet according to articles in the New York Times and Forbes many are saying the same thing…

Le Mont Saint Michel – visit again, not sure


We first visited Le Mont Saint Michel (MSM) in March 2020, just days before COVID shut the world down. This is Tricia standing on the bridge as we approached the island. (You should read her blogs for more history and photos of MSM.) We just revisited MSM his week, actually spending the night on the…

We went to Paris looking for… It’s France


“He went to Paris/ looking for answers/ to questions that bothered him so.” (Jimmy Buffett) We went to Paris looking for food and art-supply stores and because we had a ticket we could not cancel. Back in May we decided to take a trip to the US to visit friends, and to attend our friends…

Capture the moment! Everyday


When you find other people who are as insightful and brilliant as you are there is a compulsion to spread the word, or at least revel in the free therapy message that you are not alone with your “issues.” Such a person is Danny Gregory, the author of “Art Before Breakfast.” This book hid on…

We are not in MUK any longer, welcome to France


We are in France, they do things differently here, and that is as it should be. We are not the sort of traveler or expat that judges our new country based on where we came from, we may compare out of curiosity, but we try to avoid saying, “Well back home they do it like…