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Voyager au temps du Covid

Armed with official negative Covid test results, our vaccination certificates, three-page UK Personal Locator Forms, proof of pre-purchase of two additional Covid tests to be administered in Scotland and proof of a ten-day quarantine accommodation, we flew from France into … Continue reading

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La Nostalgie

It is truly spring, and sandal weather, and as I walk by the guest room with its French balcony doors open, the breeze sends me a whiff of the honeysuckle scent from the flowering lemon tree. I’ve always wanted a … Continue reading

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Le Noël Covid

It has been raining for two days so I have been spending this day of gloom determined to finish reading Romain Gary’s “Chien Blanc,” only breaking for hilarious Hugh Grant interview videos. Of late I have had a penchant for … Continue reading

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An expat in Vancouver first impressions: Driving

On a daily basis, I am surprised how difficult it is to drive here. Buses have the right of way at almost any time. That extends to when the driver feels like merging into your lane with no warning. Just … Continue reading

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An expat in Vancouver first impressions: Medical care

This week marked an important milestone in our move to Vancouver: use of our newly minted medical benefits card. Back in the U.S. we heard all the horror stories about Canada’s socialized medicine as broadcast far and wide in the … Continue reading

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