Category Archives: expat

Le Couvre-feu

  Day Four of the strict confinement against the spread of COVID-19 saw restrictions tightened again. Because some people somewhere on this coast did not respect the social distancing guidelines, all beaches were closed yesterday. On my walk this morning … Continue reading

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Le Mise au Jour: the update

The “confinement strict” is for two weeks.  It can be extended, of course. It goes into effect at noon today. These are some of the rules and provisions: You must not go outside unless it is for food, medication or … Continue reading

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Le Coronavirus

Well, there’s nothing stopping me from having a daily lie-in, napping whenever, binge streaming all day, reading a dense novel for hours on end, or taking a desultory journey through the wonders of the Internet. We are in social isolation … Continue reading

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Lisboa

Last week we made a visit to one of our favorite cities, Lisbon. We had spent two months there in 2017 to determine if we preferred it to Nice as our expat destination choice, and it had been a tough … Continue reading

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Les Fêtes

Tomorrow we are leaving on the proverbial jet plane, coming back again before the New Year. We’ll be traveling through the dreaded Heathrow airport at the worst travel time of the year to visit precious family in Edinburgh. The weather … Continue reading

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