A Fall Farmer’s Market in France

French Market

There are few things I love in France more than the open-air markets. There’s just something about the beautiful produce, friendly vendors and shameless people-watching that I adore. I have been to the markets many times but never with a camera in tow. To my surprise and delight the vendors were more than happy to … Read more

A Mini Roadtrip in Ireland

Dingle, Ireland

So after two happy and windblown days in Dingle, (which you can read about here and here), it was finally time to leave the peninsula to fly back home. The only problem was I wasn’t sure how to get off of the peninsula, considering most options were fairly pricey. Luckily, the night before I left, I … Read more

Saturday Snapshot 5

French town

In case you haven’t noticed my obnoxious excitement all over Facebook, Twitter and beyond, I’m officially working as a nanny in France. Thanks for reading and I’m glad to have you along for the journey!

This week took me to Nord-Pas-de-Calais, a rain and apple-filled region on the French-Belgian border.

Speaking of apples, the family I work for owns an apple farm there, which is where we stayed for two nights. When I asked the grandfather how long the farm had been in the family, he said, “Well, we have a map from 1820 that has our name on the property, so at least that long.”

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My 22nd Birthday in Cork, Ireland

Cork, Ireland

I had a plan for what my 22nd birthday would be like; I would be sitting in a cozy pub on a windswept, lonely peninsula, listening to traditional Irish music and sipping a frothy half-pint of Guinness. And what was my 22nd like in reality? Well it was in Ireland, but that’s where the comparison stops. … Read more