When I set out a year ago to start this blog, I never thought it would turn into something that would put me in touch with so many others around the world, give me such a sense of purpose in this crazy expat experience and grow to be such a big part of my life. But it has done all of those things ... Read More about Blogiversary: Oui In France is 1! A year in review
Anyone who has attempted to learn a foreign language has made their fair share of mistakes, but when you live abroad and are forced to speak that language on a daily basis, the language flubs just keep on coming -- some more embarrassing than others. I like to think of them as a form of ... Read More about Big roundup of expat language flub stories for your entertainment
Someone asked me the other day when I was coming home -- as in back to the New York/New Jersey area that I was living in before I moved to France. I answered without hesitating and said, "June 13th for my brother’s wedding." And they replied, "No, no, like moving back home. Not ... Read More about Expat problems: When are you coming home?
Until actually having a session with an animal communicator, the skeptic in me didn't really believe animal communication was for real. But after experiencing it firsthand, I have to say that I'm a believer and do think it's possible for people to truly communicate with animals. Am I crazy? Read ... Read More about Animal communication: Yes, my dog can talk
Going to the dentist in France (or anywhere) is never fun. Add some dental work to the mix and a big bill and it’s even less fun. Even without dental work and a big bill, going to a dentist in a foreign country for the first time can make you anxious. Luckily, we have dental coverage and I decided ... Read More about Going to the dentist in France: Things you never want to hear your dentist say
Living abroad will shock you at times, stress you out, leave you in tears and will also be one of the most exhilarating and fulfilling experiences of your life. Maybe you’re thinking of living abroad, maybe you already do or maybe you just like hearing about what others are up to. The series is ... Read More about Expat Chitchat May: Introducing Jay in Norway
May's pics of the month are coming to you from Paris, where we recently spent the weekend. Spring is definitely not here yet and between the rain and cool breezes, it doesn't feel like May at all. This weekend, we just relaxed. Dagny stayed with the in-laws and is on a mini vacation of her ... Read More about May pics of the month: Paris Natural History Museum
The expat language flub stories post is NOW LIVE HERE! Living abroad can be a mix of emotions, and for an upcoming post, I want to lighten it up a bit -- with your language mishaps. Did you mispronounce a word or mix up two similar words leaving those around you red-faced or just confused? ... Read More about Expats — I want your language flub stories for an upcoming blog post!
When visiting France, one of the first things you'll notice after interacting with shopkeepers, cashiers and pretty much anyone is that you'll be bombarded with hellos, thank yous, have a good days and goodbyes -- so much so that I found this really comical in the beginning because of what a sharp ... Read More about French etiquette: How to be polite in France
My dog Dagny has the perfect energy level. She's extremely adaptable and when we are active and looking to exercise, so is she. But when we're relaxing or working, Dagny does her version of the same. April's pics of the month are of Dagny taking advantage of the gorgeous spring weather last week. ... Read More about April pics of the month: Dagny enjoying spring #cavalierkingcharles