Saturday, July 1, 2023

Joyeaux Anniversaire

This means both “Happy Birthday” and “Happy Anniversary” - in this case, we are celebrating our first year in France. And what a year it has been!

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Oh la la…



In French, “oh la la” is more akin to “Oh my God” as opposed to the way it is said in English “ooh la la” which means sexy.

So, let me begin with oh la la…it has been a tough stretch

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Christmas in France

Magical dusk in Angers

 Throughout November, the city workers were stringing white lights absolutely everywhere in centre-ville in preparation for December.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Bread is Pain

We found another cat café!

J’adore le pain. Pain is the French word for bread. Like most French words you only pronounce half the letters (pah, then add a nasal ng - like pong with a cold). Yesterday, we visited “La Maison du Pain” - the house of bread. We could find a new boulangerie (bakery) every day for months if we tried. Literally. Boulangeries are everywhere.

Saturday, November 5, 2022


Where has the time gone? We always wondered how we would spend our time in Europe. We knew we couldn’t be tourists 100% of the time as that would get old. There is no time to be a tourist!

Sunday, September 11, 2022


Back to school or “rentrée” has officially begun. Angers is bustling with the return of the local residents and its additional 45,000 students. Bus service is more frequent and the transit service is once again using the very long “bendy” buses.

John and I also became students this September. We are embarking upon our French language study in earnest by taking the City of Angers’ intensive French class.