Thursday Doors: On the Way to Andorra

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ For the next couple of weeks, I’ll be featuring doors I discovered during a day trip to the Principality of Andorra.  A small landlocked microstate in the eastern Pyrenees Mountains bordered by France to the north and Spain to…

Laced

Simon lowered his head, hunched his broad shoulders, and stepped up through the back of the tuk-tuk.  For many years, he dreamed and saved for this trip.  His camera swung around his neck as he duck-walked down the center aisle.  A young woman reached out to steady him.  His grin matched her radiant smile when…

Thursday Doors: ‘Tis the Season

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ I love Christmas!  So, in the spirit of the upcoming holiday, I thought I’d create a post featuring an ecclectric group of red and green doors.  The colors of the season. Some of them you might have seen, but…

Thursday Doors: Porte du Peyrou and beyond

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. This week and next will be my final door posts from Montpellier, southern France. After my husband and son dragged me from the side street and alleyways (just kidding), we made our way to the Porte du Peyrou.  The arch…

Thursday Doors: More Side Streets in Montpellier

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton.  As is often the case, I am late to the party. It was another busy week with a bit of the flu mixed in. As promised, this week’s door post is another one from Montpellier, southern France.  The name of the…

Thursday Doors: Side Streets of Montpellier

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. For the third week in a row, I have photos of doors to share from a recent trip to Montpellier, the 7th largest city in France.  As I mentioned last week, we started on the Place de la Comédie and the…

Thursday Doors: More Montpellier

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. For this week’s Thursday Doors, I have more photos from Montpellier to share.  Though the day we visited was a little gray and a bit chilly, it was an amazing adventure, discovering the nooks and crannies of this city in…

Thursday Doors: Montpellier, France

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ Last Saturday, my husband, son, and I took a trip to Montpellier (France).   The city is located 12 km from the Mediterranean Sea.  Though I didn’t visit the sea this time, I certainly enjoyed the tourist sights, the botanical…

Thursday Doors: Perpignan, France

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ Like any move to a new country, a lot of details were involved and there was a whirlwind of activity as my husband and I, along with our son, moved to Perpignan, France.  But, I’m pleased that the dust…

The Dust has Settled

This post is a follow-up to Wheels Down. “Be brave enough to be bad at something new.” Jon Acuff Well, that certainly has been me … bad at something new.  I’ve spent the last few weeks struggling to learn French.  It’s been four weeks of full immersion in another new language. The good news is I’ve…

Wheels Down

This post is a follow-up to my previous post,  The Big Move  Wheels down and suitcases unpacked, I’m overjoyed to be in France.  Though our hearts and minds are with loved ones and friends in Hong Kong, during this tumultuous time, we were thankful that protestors were dissuaded from occupying the airport on the weekend we…

The Big Move

This photo encapsulates me today. I’m preparing for a move from Hong Kong to France. On this upcoming Monday in fact. There are protestors at the airport today and a typhoon (a literal one) on the way. I’m feeling stressed. So, I thought I’d take a break and write a post, and simply breath a…