Tag Archives: reality
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Get used to it

In my post last Wednesday I wrote about les français and their love of paperwork.  I’m learning to come to terms with the mass of paper that I’m likely to receive.  I realize that I may need to keep every single piece of paper the government sends me forever.  This is France after all.  Get used to it, […]

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Just a quick word

June.  Can you believe we’re already in June?  May felt like it flew by and, looking at my schedule for June, I’m fully prepared to grow wings this month.  The back and forth between Toronto and France is exhausting.  Literally.  I love travelling but the jet lag is a killer. D and I arrived in Paris […]

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You can reach me by mail

D and I have moved in. We arrived on Monday morning to meet with the real estate agent  to go through the état de lieu.  There are a few things that aren’t perfect but the apartment is great.  The kitchen update is wonderful.  We have brand new appliances — dishwasher, fridge, hot plate, oven, washer […]

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The final countdown

D and I believe there’s a song for everything.  Well, one song has been bouncing around in my head for more than a week now.  I’m talking about The Final Countdown by Europe.  Yeah, you know the song I’m talking about.  It came out in ’86 I think and it’s got that keyboard riff.  I was […]

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House hunting is serious business

Let’s talk reality here. This isn’t a tv show.  This isn’t make-believe.  This is me, Tanya, a wonderful girl woman girl from Toronto who is now looking for an apartment with her hubby-to-be.  This is not Toronto.  Finding a duplicate of my SW-facing sans vis-à-vis, spacious 90 sq m 2-bedroom apartment with an open and fitted kitchen, […]

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