Earth to Normandy
I truly enjoy reading Natasha’s blog on her setting home in Normandy. This is the real of first time expat experience, all the ups and downs of it. In a recent post she talks about the challenges of getting a telephone line and access to internet. As a self-confessed social media addict, who cried like a baby when my phone got stuck behind the radiator for a couple hours, I can’t imagine what it’s like have next to no access for nine months. This is Natasha’s story.
Natasha also goes interesting detail about the differences between British schooling and French schooling. It’s not just a change on how the teaching is delivered but a full 360 mind-set change.
Get Up, Get Down
Kate has been having wild ole time. I’m talking long nights of horizontal can-can dance and break dancing with Gandalf. Don’t believe me?, pop over and read all about it.
Over at The Tiger HQ we had a merry old time this Chinese New Year. No Break Dancing, although we did see an elegantly danced Umbrella Dance and a Dragon Dance in Leicester Square, London. Ours was more a week of cultural appreciation, crafting and eating. We made not one but two visits to London’s Chinatown. Apparently London’s celebration of the Chinese New Year is the largest outside of China! Now, that’s impressive.
On the topic of food, Katherine is joining in on the round-up for the first time. She’s from Canada now based in Somerset. She’s obsessed about creating yummy dishes with veggies. Have you ever tried vegan cupcakes? Vegan or not Katherine is sure to have the right meal for you. Did I mention her cupcakes are chocolate?
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