I have to say I'm not much good at staying in, the possibility of another confinement is filling me with anxiety I don't need. Currently in France we have an 18h00 curfew, at which time I'm just stepping out to go to work, when I finish I bimble home slowly. It's only 20h00 and there's… Lire la suite Covid cacoon
Catégorie : Being French
Living vicariously through others
Do you live in a self created cacoon? Do you love to read or watch movies? Do books/tv portray life or do we replicate living through what we read in books or see on the screen? I tend to take risks in life, I always have, life is more exciting when I'm pushing the boundaries.… Lire la suite Living vicariously through others
Who is policing the police?
Considering the police station is a government public place one would think they too have to follow the rules of the orders set in place by both the officials higher up and the local Prefecture. Masks are obligatory outside and within all public areas, including non private vehicles. This law also applies to Gov't buildings… Lire la suite Who is policing the police?
So I'm one of the many who are confined for a second time this year. This time I'm sticking close to home, not due to fears of getting sick but because I was one of the few who actually received a fine the first time around. Unbeknownst to me we were not allowed to be… Lire la suite Covidiot
In my Dreams
Into my second year of living in France with French citizenship obtained thanks to my mother, life seemed almost complete. Comfortably settled within a luminous period apartment, both the cat and I take the horizontal position frequently as the sun throws it's rays our way. The only thing missing was having the means to really… Lire la suite In my Dreams
Here we go again
So here we are again, we're two weeks in, this time confinement is certainly a different experience than the last. Firstly I'm comfortably settled in my new flat, with its fabulous views of the gardens of the neighbouring Chateau, complete with its own resident owl. Not bad eh? Sadly, my flat lacks character from the… Lire la suite Here we go again
Wow this is the first time I have felt melancholic, I've been listening to the hits of 70's/80's in my flat in France. Finally a fully fledged French citizen listening to the music of my youth (Canada)! My youth! It felt like I'd lived a lifetime, I was reliving the moments all over again. It… Lire la suite Melancholy
Here and Now
So here in France we've almost finished two full weeks of self isolation and the end is NOT in sight. This week for the French the noose tightened, they've insisted that we carry a 'note' stating why and how long we intend to be out; work, essential shopping, exercising rover or oneself, which now limits… Lire la suite Here and Now
Today's entry will be short. Not even 15 minutes into this session and my well trained eye spots a sign. Of course I have to ask myself why do I have to be so observant. I'm really shit at lying even to myself and god forbid if I had to lie in French, well I… Lire la suite Confinement-Day 6
Self-Isolation part Deux!
Well if you've read the first part to Self-Isolation you'll note that I was on a hike. Into the countryside I had gone, on a path that caught my eye, sometimes it's real fun to just let yourself get lost, you find the most amazing places. Today was such a day, part 2... because I… Lire la suite Self-Isolation part Deux!