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to my knowledge hell has not frozen over....
When I was a little girl, in the early 70s, we lived for 3 years in Columbus Mississippi. At that time {and especially} place the double dutch jump rope was the bomb diggaty on the playground. I memorized all the songs and chants and I watched for hours on ...

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doin the hippo
   Today we took a little trip right outside Toulouse and because IKEA is closed on Sunday in France (to me a disappointment equal to Disney World being closed forever) we decided to dine at a place called Hippopotamus. Here is what I learned from eating th...

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cold quiche and other delights...
 So last week I ate cold quiche. I have done this before with my own that I have made but while I was eating this one I cried. Thank God for my big 80's sunglasses.  He and I had eaten there the day before...it's where I had the most delicious thing I have ...

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lease signing + tapas + lost bag + 11pm nap = the perfect night........TAKE DEUX
Ok so a few minutes ago I got sidetracked and rabbit trailed on the wonders of Beatrice. Back to the main road... WE SIGNED OUR LEASE LAST NIGHT!     He is wowing them with his ability to write HUGE numbers in French for the check.  [our 1st French check bt...

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lease signing + tapas + lost bag + 10:30pm nap = the perfect night........SCRATCH THAT this ones aaaaallllll about Betrice.
So we finally signed a lease last night!!    We walked across town to the real estate agents office where our personal angel aka our relocation expert aka Beatrice met us. She rode her bike there. In a dress.   I need to take a moment to tell you about Beat...

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it's funny the things that snag me...
So it's funny and very irritating the things that snag me up so badly that my progress on this blog comes to one of those eardrum piercing s l o w screechy halts like a train on 100 year old tracks! Uggg I have been trying for 2 hours to down load dozens n ...

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yesterday...le walmart français
There are 2 huge "open air" type of markets that remind me of our beloved Seattle Pike Place market or Reading Terminal Market in Philly and of course there is the farmers market at Place du Capitole and a little "fresh market" every few blocks or so. But I...

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One habit I hope to "take home" with me...
  Speaking of tables full of chatter and laughter...I must say I love the "way" the French dine. I have yet to see a cell phone at any table in any restaurant fancy or plain, inside or out! Not even sitting on the table. Not even teenagers. I have seen doze...

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horseburgers or hamburgers
Toulouse is full of "Places" which are pronounced plahzes and really mean squares. They usually have some sort of park or fountain or such and usually have at least one restaurant on them. So last night we went to Place Saint-Georges which is a big square c...
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