A few days ago I received a nomination from fellow Brit Abroad, Bitchin’ the the Kitchen, for the previously unknown-to-me ‘One Lovely Blog Award’. I feel very privileged to have been one of the chosen ones on this occasion, as she has a very street-wise blog, and I would be the first to admit that I have always been somewhat lacking in the ‘coolness’ department. She writes … Continue reading One lovely blog award
Today is the final day of the challenge. I was nominated by The Irish Procrastinator, whose poetry and musings are highly entertaining (so if you haven’t already done so, now would be the perfect time to pay her a little visit). The Rulebook: 1. Thank the person who nominated you. 2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day). 3. Nominate … Continue reading Three days, three quotes challenge: Day Three
The Irish Procrastinator was kind enough to nominate me to take part in this three day challenge of favourite quotes. I am very grateful to her for picking me as well as feeling ever so slightly frustrated with her for tempting me into the time-consuming task of sifting through hundreds of possible choices. Selecting only three is proving almost impossible! The Rulebook: 1. Thank the person … Continue reading Three days, three quotes challenge: Day Two
Many thanks indeed to the quote-happy Irish Procrastinator for nominating me to take part in this amusing challenge. I only hope I can live up to her recommendation – she truly is the Queen of the Quote. The real challenge, of course, is restricting myself to just three quotes, which will hopefully pique the interest of the WordPress literary critics, and I find myself remembering … Continue reading Three days, three quotes challenge: Day One
Do you have a lawn that you hate cutting? Half a garden that you’d rather not access? A partner whom you trust enough not to sneak out at night and perform a mass plant exorcism? Neighbouring children that you’d like to scare by making your home imitate the set for a horror film? A penchant for analysing the progress of mould? A passion for planning … Continue reading Gourdon Bennett! C’est quoi ça?
How the latest strike in France affected my exciting plans. Continue reading The dreaded grève
It has recently occurred to me that I have unwittingly developed a bordering-on-unhealthy obsession with James Norton (talented actor and eye candy). I realised that, on average, I think about him once every two days, and then very intensely. Sometimes the bounder even invades my dreams. If this meant that I simply turn into a drooling heap of female desire every time he appears in … Continue reading Psycho killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?….Run, run, run, run, run, run, run away!
Whilst I do not claim to have enjoyed my au pair misadventures (suffered ever such a long time ago now, and happily forgotten for all but a few moments each year) I must acknowledge that it was a wonderful learning experience and taught me so many undiscovered things about myself, about the area and about life in general. Here are ten things I learned from … Continue reading 10 things learned whilst being a jeune fille au pair
Today marks my seventh anniversary of living abroad! On the 8th March 2011 I set out on an intended four month adventure to the French suburbs surrounding the Swiss metropolis of Geneva. Four homes and seven years later (with some border hopping in the middle), here I am still. Having done virtually no research save for previously reading a host of Victorian governess novels I … Continue reading La vie en France: Seven years today!
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This short wibblette is intended for newcomers to WordPress; my aim is to show you how to set up Gravatar to help you build traffic to your site. First of all: what is ‘Gravatar’? This is what my Gravatar looks like An ‘avatar’ is an image that represents you online — a little picture that appears next to your name when… Continue reading Using Gravatar to build traffic