Posts for me to look back on, starting from my maternity leave to days out, travel and moving to France

The ordinary moments #54

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Lucas outside with one hand up, mouth open and eyes closed. Wearing a jumper and 5 badge

Last Saturday was Lucas’ birthday. He had asked for a new Xbox remote for his present so he can play 2 player with D. We asked him if he wanted to go anywhere or out for lunch but he wanted to stay in so we bought lots of treats from the shop for the weekend, […] Read more…


The ordinary moments #53

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Lucas stood on a road holding the black bin bag wearing a green stripy coat

Yesterday we spent the morning doing some jobs together around the house. In France, where we live anyway, you don’t have big bins at your house that are collected like in the UK. There are various industrial sized bins in central places like at the end of a hamlet in particularly rural places or in […] Read more…


The ordinary moments #52

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Lucas sat on a bean bag putting mr potato head together

In Lucas’ L’Ecole Maternelle, they have a reward system throughout the week. In each of their books, they have a rocket for each week and the teacher will put a coloured dot in each section according to how they behaved that day. There are 4 colours, red, yellow, green and blue. Red being the worse […] Read more…


The ordinary moments #51

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Lucas is side on to the camera. You can see a lake behind him. He is looking down at his magnet board

Last week we went for a walk around Des Tourbières de Vendoire. This translates to the boglands of Vendoire which doesn’t make it sound very appealing but it’s a stunning place to walk around and very serene. There are many bogs to explore connected by numerous bridges and viewing posts. Each bog has an information […] Read more…


The ordinary moments #50

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A blue and orange sky during sunset

We moved house a couple of weeks ago and where we live now is really making me appreciate how beautiful the area is. The school is is surrounded by winding roads, hills and fields for as far as you can see. Rather than stopping for traffic and people crossing over, I’m pulling over whilst I […] Read more…


The ordinary moments #47

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Lucas eating a cream pastry

Now Lucas has started school, our days out and coffee stops have definitely decreased. However, we do love a good coffee and cake so on Tuesday after school, D and I both went to pick Lucas up and nipped to the boulangerie around the corner for a coffee and pastry x   Read more…


The ordinary moments #46

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Lucas sat on a tree branch. he is wearing a jurassic park tshirt, jeans and navy trainers. the light is that of a sunsetting shining on the trees behind lucas

Although Lucas has settled into school really well and talks about his friends, we were both excited to go and meet someone new this week that we could both speak to in English. I have been talking to someone in one of the expat groups who lives 20 minutes away from us and she has […] Read more…


The ordinary moments #45

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Lucas playing an outdoor wooden game

Last Sunday Lucas and I went into Ribérac for a fun day that was happening. It was actually on all weekend, the leaflet came home in Lucas’ school bag so we thought we would check it out. There was lots of Lego and Duplo set out on tables to play with. A huge display of […] Read more…