Tom and I are on vacation in Scotland with family, but I thought I’d check in with a quick post. I haven’t spent any real time in the UK in years, so here are a bunch of random observations about our time in the UK — mostly based on things we saw and did in Scotland — along with some of my favorite photos from our Scotland road trip.
Last week, Tom and I got back from our Purely Pyrenees trip down south on the Mediterranean Sea where we cycled (on electric bikes) from Collioure, France, to Cadaqués, Spain with Purely Pyrenees. I can’t recommend the experience enough.
Is ice in wine a do or a don’t? I asked my Facebook group this very question and the overwhelming…
Maybe you’re like me and moved abroad for love. Or perhaps you moved for work (which was the case the first time around), or simply to see what it’s like being in another country. In the craziness of it all, there seems to be a common responsibility a large majority of U.S. citizens living abroad tend to forget. It’s having to file our expat taxes once a year!
Hi everyone! Tom and I are currently on a self-guided cycling trip that has taken us from Collioure, France, to Cadaqués, Spain. I’ll be telling you all about this fabulous type of trip with Purely Pyrenees soon, but for now I wanted to share a little bit of what we’ve been up to and show you the sights…
Oh boy, has it really been 6 years already? The very end of May marks Oui In France’s 6th birthday (and here’s how to say say happy birthday in French). Wow. I started this blog back in 2012 and didn’t have too much of a plan back then except to share my new life in France with those back home and see where it would take me. Over 650 posts later, I’m still here and have discovered that blogging not only gives me purpose but is something I enjoy so incredibly much. Thank you always for your support.
Hiya! Happy Monday…. how is everyone doing? This is Monday Mishmash, and if you’re new to my blog, it’s a conversational roundup-style post with no real purpose other than to chitchat. I update you on happenings around here, share some fun links and let you know about anything else going on. Let’s get to it.
Summer means fun in the sun, so why not add a cool adult beverage in the form of wine in a can to the mix. Canned wine is better than a bottle when you’re on the move for so many reasons, so here are my top summer wines in a can for summer and beyond. We have red, white, and even sparkling to choose from, so let’s drink.
Someone I cared about recently passed away. It’s made me question everything and if I’m on the right path in life. Something you hear me say often is that life is short and it’s been proven to me over and over in so many different ways. Are you on the right path and how do you know? Here’s what I’ve learned.
A quote at the end of an article I read from a lifestyle brand that’s been a raging success, got me thinking. The article itself was super interesting and positive, and for some reason, the quote at the end left me feeling weird. And I didn’t know why. So to figure it out, I did what I often do when I feel that way. I walked the dog. Here’s the problem with fantasy worlds.
Where do you shop for eco-friendly clothing? There’s no shortage of companies doing good in the world so let me share a few ethical clothing brands in France that are fashion forward and worth a look.
…and it’s Monday already. How does that happen? In any case, I hope it’s shaping up to be a good one for you. If you’re new to Monday Mishmash, it’s a conversational roundup-style post I used to do with no real purpose other than to chitchat. I’d update you on happenings around here, share some fun links and let you know about anything else going on.
Have you ever wanted to travel abroad and live like a local, but financially it just wasn’t possible? Or maybe you have the time and flexibility to travel but just haven’t found the right accommodations or opportunity yet. Well, that’s where housesitting in France comes in.
If you feel like you’re lacking inspiration and perspective, these 9 quotes about adventure and living abroad are sure to help you out, so read on!
If you’ve been reading Oui in France for a while, this type of post might look familiar. Monday Mishmash was a conversational roundup-style post I used to do with no real purpose other than to chitchat. I’d update you on happenings around here, share some fun links and let you know about anything else going on.
Love makeup? Here’s my Kiko Milano review. I discovered Kiko Milano Cosmetics when my friend Jasmine told me about the much raved about Italian beauty brand over the summer and I think you’re going to be just as intrigued as I was. Why am I majorly crushing on this brand? Well, they make high-quality makeup at an affordable price. Best part? No animal testing.
You’re in Europe and want to bring wine back on the plane with you but breakage can be a problem. I have the perfect hassle-free solution. It’s the Lazenne wine suitcase and is just what you’ve been waiting for.
As women, we’re conditioned to minimize our successes and downplay our wins. We’re made to feel like we’re bragging if we’re proud of an accomplishment. These positive moments get overshadowed by other things. Life goes on. Then something negative happens. Let’s focus on making the positives mean more.
Just like that, 2017 is coming to a close, so I’m popping in with a look back at some of the most popular posts on Oui In France this past year. Re-read your faves or discover some posts you might have missed!
Even though I’ve lived in France for six years now, I’m always finding new places that are worth a visit. If you find yourself in the Loir Valley, I have all kinds of suggestions for you to keep busy and soak up all things French.