Glorious time in Tenerife

I’m taking a small walk down memory lane today. I found a post from my previous blog which matches quite well with my current mood. After the cold and rain we’ve been having in Toulouse, I feel like escaping to a warm island and take a stroll by the beach, visit the farmer’s markets, enjoy breakfast overlooking the sea and just cherishing some ‘us time’.

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Never thought I could do this

I can never do this! Has that little thought ever crossed your mind? Well hush that thought dear friend. This little post is sweetly curated to boost our unstopable humanly capabilities in learning new things. All it takes is some courage and a humongous amount of self belief. And in all honesty, commitment is a […]

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Façades of the expat wife

I stand not alone in being that woman who took a leap in moving abroad, whether in support of our partners career or building a relationship. While not being an easy decision to make, we had to quit our jobs, pack our belongings and say our goodbyes. Once in the promised land and before the dust […]

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Learning German tips

On my first day in a German class I wanted to walk out after just ten minutes, it was that bad. I’m glad that I found the courage to stay because seven years later (with a lot of pauses in between learning), I can actually hold a conversation and understand most of what is being […]

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French gets better and better

I was lured into the new Aesop store in Toulouse last week. As I was paying for my products, it just occured to me that I’d had gone through a full skin consultation in French! That’s a winner, I thought. I feel extra smug today as I recall my journey in learning French. I shed enough […]

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Culture and new friends

I’ve been a foreigner a few times in my life. In persuit of normal life in my new territories and with a deep desire to settle down, I’ve always tried to integrate socially. But social life equals friends, a bit of a difficult territory in my books. Making new friends always sparked awkwardness and fear […]

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