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Destination: Lyon, France (Fête des Lumières- 2017 Edition, Part 1)


I had the great opportunity to attend the fête des Lumières in Lyon this past weekend for three nights. From last year’s post, I had also attended, but it was only for one night: it was not enough time to see everything (or even close, really), so I was determined to stay longer this time– it turned out to be a good decision, because I managed to get more of the full experience that I hadn’t gotten back in 2016. 1,097 more words


And the cat, too...

Did I mention we love our cat?

When we moved into our house-on-a-soggy-river-flat in New Zealand in 2003 we soon realised we need cats. The ones we got were terribly small and useless against the mice for quite some time. 850 more words

Living Overseas

Ça va bien, et toi?!

French people have some bizarre greeting customs. And they like them a lot.

When I first got here I was on the outside, watching and feeling somewhat left out. 400 more words

France Foodie Destination

France is an amazing country to visit. Historically rich monuments, beautiful cities, quaint villages, gorgeous countrysides and the best food and wine there is. Every dish has a wine paring, Every region has their specialty. 139 more words


For me it all began here a looong time ago, Cuba

In continuing my saga of remembrance of my life’s corners and meandering places I now take you back to where it all began for me a looong time ago, Cuba. 286 more words