V is for V #AtoZChallenge

V is for V

When I speak English I have a very strange accent. A mixture of American and British English depending on the words spoken and the people I talk to.

When I moved to France and came back to the USA to visit a year later, everyone said that I had a British accent, I really don’t think that I did, it was just different than what I had before leaving. When I moved to England a few years later most people said that I had an American accent, except for my very French pronunciation of “oops” and “Hermes”. Continue reading “V is for V #AtoZChallenge”

If we were having coffee 21 November 2015

If we were having coffee, then I would greet you with a smile and a hug. I would propose that we sit down for a warm cup of tea and a chat. You would probably ask me a whole lot of questions, which is understandable seen recent events here in Paris. I would assure you that I am fine, I’d underline that writing over the … Continue reading If we were having coffee 21 November 2015

It all started very early in Paris

It all started very early in Paris

It’s been a little less than a week since little one and I returned to Paris from our vacation in Austria. I of course took pictures, and have my head buzzing with stories that I wish to share. I took some notes at the end of our trip, and well I do not want to rush things, so over the next days and weeks I will share some of our holiday adventures. 

It all started very early in Paris. Everything was ready, when I finally woke up little one to dress her and put her into the wrap sling, she is 18 months old, and we still love it best this way. Then off to the bus stop. Paris was just waking up, the street cleaners were still at work, but it was not too early anymore, because there is a time of the day when the only souls roaming the streets are the cleaners. Continue reading “It all started very early in Paris”

O is for Oma – A to Z Challenge April 2015

Oma, Omi, Omama short for Großmutter or Großmama, are the names that are given to Grandmothers in German speaking countries, and I have over the years found out that people with a German grandmother, or one of German origin tend to call her “Oma” too. The term Oma is often used to describe an elderly woman in Germany, who is probably more of a great-grandmother (Uroma) than … Continue reading O is for Oma – A to Z Challenge April 2015