Review: Are TOMS shoes worth it?

Written by Diane. Posted in on everything else, things we love, travel

TOMS womens shoes review

Hello there! When I come across a brand or product I really like, you can count on me to share it here with you on the blog. Today I’m doing exactly that with my TOMS shoes review. Yes, my husband is also named Tom so I may be a tad biased, but honestly, I bought a pair of TOMS on a whim and they have exceeded my expectations. Considering a pair of TOMS Classics?

Read on for my TOMS shoes review!

Reasons why I DON’T miss living in the USA

Written by Diane. Posted in on everything else, on life in France, travel

Reasons I don't miss living in the

This isn’t a post about why it’s better to live in France. No place is perfect. Or even close to perfect. You could come up with a sizeable list of pros and cons of pretty much anywhere in the world ranging from superficial likes and dislikes to deep cultural notions and attitudes ingrained in the culture. This isn’t a USA bashing post either. I’ll always love the USA and life there can be fabulous. I may even return one day. Life in France can be fabulous too and at the same time tedious and frustrating. But something I say often is that actually living in France is nothing like a vacation in France. That said, I’ve been in France for 4.5 years now and there are definitely a few reasons why I do NOT miss living in the USA.

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Our anniversary weekend in Clisson

Written by Diane. Posted in France, on life in France, travel

Our anniversary weekend in

Cobblestone streets, a castle, fresh flowers and people out and about enjoying themselves. Are these some of the things that come to mind when you picture a traditional French town? The small town of Clisson in the Loire-Atlantique is one that comes to mind for me, and Tom, Dagny and I booked a hotel last Saturday night as home base while we explored the town on our anniversary weekend.


River Cruising Part 3: Rouen & Honfleur

Written by Diane. Posted in France, on life in France, travel

normandy river cruise croisieurope

Normandy, oh Normandy. How nice it was to see you again! The last time I was in Normandy was about 4 years ago and it was great to be back! Last month, Tom and I were aboard the Seine Princess on a CroisiEurope river cruise from Paris to Honfleur and the last two days were my favorite. We made our way to Rouen and then finished up in photogenic Honfleur.

Here’s a closer look!

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