an ordinary week (with a few sprinkles)

I am such a routine fiend. I love having a plan and (mostly) sticking to it. Just love it. Lap it up. I get SO MUCH DONE when my days basically go the same, one after another, for four or five days in a row. Which supposedly looks something like this: Monday Morning pages, breakfast, […]

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new digs

We’ve had three quakes in three days and so I think it’s fair to say that the country has stopped putting out the good china for us. We’re back to being ordinary kiwis again, except that we occasionally (all the time) yell at our kids in more than one language. So, how are we settling […]

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slow start

Monday was another May holiday, here in grey France. Spring is being particularly dumb actually. Summer is just a couple of weeks away but it must be hiding around a corner. The weekend was ideal for… board games. So Luuk and I spent quite a lot of it battling over A Few Acres of Snow […]

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organised chaos

I love having well-organised plans. Of course it’s a rare day when things happen as I planned. In fact, I’m pretty good at letting the plan slip without flipping out – the plan is there to serve us, not the other way around, after all. Mum and Dad leave this morning on several weeks of […]

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Adaptation

Louis started at Pomme d’Api this week. This is like nursery, or early preschool, or daycare. I don’t know what all the different words really mean exactly but here in France they call it “halte jeux” or “halte garderie” which is closer to a direct translation of daycare. “Halte” means stop or layover. “Jeux” = […]

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Plan schman.

We have a kind of routine at our house. Today started ‘en forme’ and then this afternoon neither of the kids would sleep. All afternoon. That’s a long afternoon. Not that I don’t love hanging out with my babies, but they’re less and less fun the more tired they get. I feel like I achieved […]

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See it, live it, write it

Yesterday we went into Paris (we live about 30 mins south on the RER train) to get the right kind of particular photo from the right particular photo shop so that the kids can apply for Dutch passports. (The Dutch, particular? Never.) I’m a New Zealander. Luuk is Dutch in terms of nationality but has […]

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