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Jun 24, 2012 - Goodbyes !!

Well, our time is coming to an end and we have been so, so busy that we haven't updated our blog since Christmas. We will need to catch up with our friends back home over a cool drink and tell you about the rest of it !! In winter we skied at Les Deux Alpes resort, we spent Easter in Italy, A week in Marrakesh, Morooco, then some time in Greece. We followed this up with the Loire Valley in France, Normandy and the war cemetaries, The Somme battlefields then Brussels, Amsterdam, Estonia, Germany and Spain. It has been amazing, the kids (and...

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Nov 7, 2011 - 31st Oct - 6th November

31 October – 6 November We had a quiet Monday but Tuesday is a public holiday here and it seems that friends and family get together for a big lunch, a bit like Sundays. All shops closed. The season has changed and the trees are really beautiful with their vivid autumn colours. Lew decided to brace his back and we headed out as a family to find a playground we had been told about in Crolles (a village 10 minutes away). We found it without too much trouble and WOW. Just amazing. Lots of photos here to show you but it is all constructed of...

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Oct 30, 2011 - 3rd to 30th October - "a bump in the road"

3 Oct – 09 Oct Lew visited a local GP on Monday who prescribed some heavy duty pain killers and steroids for back pain. Tuesday morning I called her directly as Lew had not slept he was in so much pain and she wrote a script for stronger stuff. By Tuesday afternoon it was clear Lew needed urgent medical attention. I called a family we had met as we knew that Francois (the husband) had broken his back last year. I called for some advice about where was best to take Lew. Francois was lovely and came over immediately, insisting on driving Lew...

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Sep 19, 2011 - 19 to 25th Sept. - Lots of things to do !

19 -25 Sept Alexs class had a school excursion to a wetland called Le Marais de Montfort in a nearby village. The excursion is provided by the school at no charge (and considering there are no fees at a public school in France this is amazing. The kids were collected from school in a ultra modern coach. Alex was most impressed by the coach - top condition with covered seats, compulsory seatbelts and curtains. Even drink holders ! A bit different to Redbus at home ! Lew went along and was very impressed by the standard of the excursion as...

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Aug 19, 2011 - Our new home

Today we went to the biggest supermarket you have ever seen – with groceries, clothes, electronics & anything you need ! It makes many of the Walmarts in the USA look small. Went without our phrasebook though so we were there for hours !!! It is amazing what you take for granted – recognising brands and the simple words – flour, self raising flour etc etc. There you choose fruit and vegies then have to weigh them and print a ticket yourself for the cashier to scan at the checkout. A lovely Scottish expat came to our rescue and showed us...

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