Saturday, October 26, 2013

expat escapades {round 10}


It's been a month of milestones in expat world. From big birthdays to weddings, births, and anniversaries, it's all happening!

The best place to start today's round up is to start at the very beginning... life! Honey welcomed her brand new baby girl into the world earlier this month. And since little Oswin was born in Switzerland but lives in France, at only a couple of weeks old, she's already quite the traveler!

There were celebrations galore in England... Sarah turned thirty in London and celebrated with The Beatles (that's right, THE BEATLES... alright, so they were impersonators...  potatoes, potahtoes), while Jessica celebrated her wedding at Britain's oldest brewery. (How is that for a cool wedding venue?)
And in France, Danielle celebrated 5.5 years of blogging and traveling. (I love that Danielle celebrated a .5 milestone. I'm a huge fan of doing that. I threw myself a 30.5 birthday party onceScratch that, I meant a 29.5 birthday party. Whatever. Busted.)

Back to regular, old, non-celebratory real life... Megan is knee deep into the French immigration process (FUN!), which means sitting in class watching films about the French Revolution and learning all about French laws (FUN!) and Kim has been decluttering her basement in Paris. I know that decluttering a basement pretty much sounds like the dullest of the dull, but it's not when it results in the post: 'Absolute Necessities' For Moving to France (so pay attention all you future Francophiles, this post is for you).

Sticking to Paris... Shannon snapped the Eiffel Tower from Trocadero which she thinks is the best place to do so and judging from her photos, I think she may be right. And down the road, Ksam was having another lost in translation moment with her French husband (I actually don't know it it's down the road or not, but since both the Eiffel Tower and Ksam are in Paris, I'm going with it).   

. . .  (Those three dots to the left mean I couldn't think of a way to connect that last bit with this next bit.)

Michel took us on a tour of some spots where the film, A Good Year was shot. If you haven't seen it and you're a Russell Crowe fan, or a Provence fan you should, it's beautiful and not too far from The LPV. So watch it or better yet, come and visit and we'll go together.

Another movie spot I'd love to visit is Platfrom 9 and 3/4 from Harry Potter. Bonnie went and she and her family all took photos of themselves running into the wall with the suitcase loaded trolley. If I was a little kid, that would definitely have to be up there on my bucket list. (Who am I kidding? I'm not a little kid and it's up there.)

When Bonnie isn't pushing trolleys into train station walls, she's a Girl Gone International. If you'd like to be a Girl Gone International too, click here, and Bonnie will tell you all about it.


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15 comments:

  1. You do such a great job with these posts and I always love how you transition!

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  2. Haha. I can't get enough of the "lost in translation" stories. Always crack me up :)

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  3. This is becoming my new favorite post to read :)

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  4. Yeah! Oswin made it to Expat Escapades! #bigintheLPV! Thanks for the shout out!

    Also, we've been to the platform 9 3/4 spot, and did not take a picture. FAIL.

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  5. I need to travel to Platform 9 3/4! Thanks for another fantastic post! Have a great weekend!

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  6. I'm heading straight over to see the spots where A Good Year was filmed and I agree with Shannon that Trocadero is the best place to snap the Eiffel Tower. Hope your weekend is going well!

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  7. I agree that I love these posts!! And hey why work so hard on qcrambling for a transition when ... is the solution? Yes! Thanks for making my life a whole lot easier. hehehheheh
    Hope you are having a good Sunday. What's for dinner??

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  8. It's not quite down the road, but it is within walking distance, so you weren't that far off! :)

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  9. I totally didn't know you could take pictures like that on the platform! OMG. thats officially very high on my bucket list!

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  10. I love these posts as it introduces me to new bloggers I had missed up to now. Thanks for including me! Have a great day!

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  11. You always pick such great posts for this!

    I went to platform 9 3/4 a few years ago, but the trolley thing wasn't there then! Just a plaque saying something like "This is platform 9 3/4". I feel cheated!

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    1. I feel you. The first time we went there was a cart and just that...when we went there the next time (in my post) they had added all the stuff in the cart. Makes me wonder what they will have next time too!

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  12. Thank you for all that! I loved that you shared about GGI too because I've met so many great girls out of that community. x

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  13. Really great series! I am catching up on all the previous versions. So many stories from all over! I love A Year in Provence, I have yet to visit that region on France, but want to do so when it is on the cooler side, I hate the heat!

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  14. so you know how I'm visiting Avignon eventually? let's add on a Good Year double date tour to the itinerary :)

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