Weekend picnics welcome springtime

Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil’s shadow casts across continents, some of spring’s more joyful qualities are peeking into Saumur in a welcome gesture of bidding winter farewell. While six more wintry weeks are unfortunately possible, tomorrow (March 20) will officially ring in the next season. Complete with a happy mix of forecasted flowers and showers, I celebrated the …

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The Golden Rules of Living Abroad: Written by People Who Haven’t Done it

Before I left home, everyone I spoke to gave me advice. Even though none of them have moved off the continent before, I appreciate their eagerness to contribute and value (most) their insights. Two pieces of advice (other than “call your mother”) were given so often, I’ll now refer to them as “The Golden Rules of Living Abroad: Written … Continue reading The Golden Rules of Living Abroad: Written by People Who Haven’t Done it

My lunch break changed my life: I moved to Saumur

There are varying arguments discussing the future of one’s life before death. The Islamics call it Qadar and Buddhists believe in destiny. Pantheists blame the universe, while Christians believe it’s God’s Divine Plan. Others think it’s fate. Whatever you’ve chosen to believe (and I hope it was a methodical decision), mine was realized. While packing up for my … Continue reading My lunch break changed my life: I moved to Saumur