I am enjoying this vegan food thing and I have amazed myself. Me, the ultimate cheese lover who must have eaten kilos of it during my life time. I have lived in a number of different countries and the majority of those produce excellent cheeses. … Continue readingDid you know that vegan food could be this colourful?
After a lovely 2 months of settling in our house Casa Rita in Limoux and in French life generally, we left France and headed abroad. Not so much because we have the urge to travel but because we have things to do and functions to attend … Continue readingSettling is sometimes not as straightforward as you like!
Living in France has opened our eyes a fair bit when it comes to fresh fruit and vegetables and a possible vegan lifestyle. Not only is the food very fresh, the prices are low and buying organic seems to be more the norm than exception. … Continue readingA vegan lifestyle! We are trialling what it takes….
Let’s talk about stress! Although I think I do not have it, there is something that wakes me up in the middle of the night. As a matter of fact I have not slept well lately and I don’t really know why…. Heaps of reasons … Continue readingStress – do we always know why and when we have it?
Some years ago we bought a new home in Limoux, France. I spent a fabulous 3 months travelling and researching the South of France and compiled a short list of properties. My husband joined me to inspect them and we ended up buying a house … Continue readingLimoux – first a holiday destination and now our home!
My last two blog posts were a bit of a whinge about things that are currently happening in my life. And you have to know that quite a lot is going on – after all I have just left my ‘home’ of the last 25 … Continue readingAfter we settle in to a new place, we tend to stop exploring? I wonder why…
When you move overseas it is pretty normal to expect to lose a bit of motivation and to have moments of doubts, regrets and maybe even anxiety. I am sure I have it all but I have set myself some rules. Rule number one is … Continue readingMotivation can come from an unexpected angle!
I think the word ‘expat’ is a funny word. It literally means ‘to voluntarily be absent from home and country’. In that case I am a third degree expat as I have now left 3 countries before I arrived in France. A bit crazy, don’t … Continue readingMy first baby steps as an ‘expat’ living in France
I decided to take a train trip for the next leg of my journey. Now there are days that simply suck. Forgive me for the word but there is just no other word for it on this occasion. I am telling you this because I … Continue readingHow a simple train trip can turn into a total disaster?
I am sure that most people would find an emigration stressful. Off course there are different types of emigration and it makes a huge difference if your move is a consequence of free choice or to escape danger. Our move back to Europe is a … Continue readingReflections on my emigration to Europe so far…..