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The Covid Diaries

Il est là! The lockdown chronicles! Though we're by no means out of the woods, I thought it was high time I write about the lockdown experience in France, which seems like a lifetime ago now. The scene Like most... Continue Reading →

December debrief

Running round like a headless chicken, with a million things to do and time running out, must be time to ignore all my responsibilities and write a life update! September September was pretty unremarkable, marked mostly by getting back into... Continue Reading →

Continuity and change

Hi friends, Time for the quarterly update that I am in fact alive and kicking; the usual combo of life being busy with routine, and a few exciting things happening here and there. Without further ado, here's the highlights reel... Continue Reading →

December – January

Happy new year les amis! Time to catch up... December December kicked off, as every year, with the Fête des Lumières. I think I preferred it to last year. While it's always the same kind of offering, there were a couple... Continue Reading →

La rentrée

La rentrée is such a handy term in French. It means, by default, the return to school after the summer holidays, thereafter any return to school after any holiday, or indeed any return to anything. So I had my rentrée... Continue Reading →

June – July

Picking up right where the last post left off, as we were coming back from Annecy I got a message from a friend asking if I was still in Lyon, as he 'might' be passing through 'very soon' on his... Continue Reading →

April – May

Where my last blog post left off it was Easter and the beginning of two weeks of school holidays. The first week I was shockingly well disciplined and in what I think is a first in my life actually managed... Continue Reading →

Miscellanea

As the title suggests, this is a bit of a rewind to cover the various little events worth noting since my last regular post in January. Waitangi Day Way way back at the beginning of February it was Waitangi Day, New... Continue Reading →

January

As I mentioned in my last blog, January was pretty relaxed on the work front, so I had plenty of time for extracurricular activities. Unfortunately, a lot of this was 'casual but super fun times with friends' which did not result... Continue Reading →

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