And just like that, July is almost over… how’s everyone doing. Is summer treating you OK? This is a series I do called 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.
If you’re a foreigner and want to drive in France, congrats! You’re in for a fun time. Seriously though, driving in France isn’t that different from driving in the U.S., but there are some subtle (and not so subtle) differences that you should take note of to avoid an accident and major frustration. Here’s a quick list of what you need to know about driving in France.
This post is a collaborative effort between my dad and me on boating in France tips. He’s been a fisherman and an avid boater his whole life and then was a professional captain for 12 years in the New York harbor.
You know that feeling you get when something good happens, no matter how small? I wish I could bottle that feeling up and keep it in my pocket for when I need a pick me up. But until then, I’ll make a list of everyday things that give me a boost.
I told you all about the cycling experience with Purely Pyrenees and now it’s time for me to show you the places we saw along the way. Cycling the Mediterranean is always a good time and great exercise, but the views are what made our trip so memorable!
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!
Have you ever made a list of things that make you utterly, ridiculously, jumping-up-and-down happy? Here are things that make me happy. I’d love to hear yours too.
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.
If you’re new around here, you should know that I’m married to a pretty cool French dude named Tom. He…
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.