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Côte d’Azur: Cannes

I’ve been trying to think of what to tell you about Cannes. It was our last of the Cote d’Azur cities we visited so it had a lot to live up to. To be honest, it wasn’t high on our lists of places to see while in the French Riviera, but how could we not […]

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Côte d’Azur: Antibes

I am not sure if it was the amazing weather or the stunning scenery, but we loved Antibes best of all the cities we visited on the French leg of our trip to the Riviera. To us, Antibes was the most “real” feeling–cozy cove beaches, a beautiful coastal walk, and a pretty but not pretentious […]

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Côte d’Azur: Nice

Rick Steves says, “Nice, with its spectacular Alps-to-Mediterranean surroundings, eternally entertaining seafront Promenade, and intriguing museums, is an enjoyable big-city highlight of the Riviera.” We agree! Nice made a fantastic base for our time in the French Riviera. You won’t need a car here; so much is within an easy walking distance. What you can’t […]

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Wordless Wednesday ~ 38: By lift or by foot, the view is great (Colline du Chateau in Nice, France)

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We are somewhere nice…

In Nice, to be exact. Nice, France. I think I’m going to have to do more detailed posts after we return to the Netherlands. Our tiny travel laptop is a little pokey when it comes to processing photos, and the WiFi at our hotel is kind of  spotty. Still, I thought it might be fun […]

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France: Disneyland Resort Paris

A couple of weeks ago, Roxi and her school choir as well as the school orchestra performed at Disney Paris. Isn’t that cool? The choir sang three songs–“Time After Time“, “Your Song” and “Blue Moon“. Roxi had a solo in “Time After Time”, and she was quite pleased about it. The kids also attended workshops […]

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Roxi’s French Adventure

Roxi and about 30 other middle school students visited Normandy, France over the long Bank Holiday Weekend. They boarded a coach early Friday morning–skipping school, woo hoo!–and drove out to the coast. There, the bus drove onto a train that zipped them through the chunnel. Forty-five minutes later, they popped out in France. The kids and […]

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Well, I guess I better learn Dutch

  I’m taking a break from the York posts to say…   I am a little confused at how close we are to the Holland decision. Mr. DJ says “yes we are going” based on an email he received yesterday. But somehow that email seems a little too easy. Anti-climatic, even.  When we moved to […]

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Q: What happens when cold air from Siberia hits warm, moist air from France?

SNOW Day in England! It started snowing last night about 8 PM. When Mr. DJ left for the airport this morning at 4:45 AM, there was quite a nice blanket of the stuff already on the ground. He was supposed to take off at 7:00, but the flight was cancelled. He was thinking of going […]

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Paris, France

Well, after looking over my photos from our two-and-a-half day trip to Paris last August, I realized that to overindulge in so much goodness in one sitting would be such a waste. So let us savor Paris the way it should be, leisurely, on European time. Think of this post as an amuse-bouche.  This was […]

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