A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

Tag: c&jFrance2014

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We made it back to Beijing.

Got upgraded to…. Economy Premium, which is a lot better than Economy and the only upgrade I can hope for when traveling with our munchkins 😉

And Beijing even welcomed us with great AQ Index!!! Back to our China life, back to normal.

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Lucky me there is a direct line between Grenoble (France) & Beijing (China) 😉

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Good Bye Summer House.

See you next Summer.

Spiders… You can officially move back in 😉

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Our time at the summer house is almost over and it’s time to say our farewell until next summer.

Leaving our Great Wall of France to go back to the Great Wall (and firewall!!) of China.

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I might look the same outside but I’m different inside. 
24 years on the road do change someone

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One of the first thing kids want to do when we arrive at our summer house in France is to see how much they’ve grown.

We bought the house when Jeremy was born and recorded their growth on the old kitchen door ever since.

It’s the only door we kept from the previous owner because it was an original old one. On a side note the growth of their own kids is also recorded on that door!

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Places where we lived

Middle: USA, France, Argentina, Scotland (happened to be our different places of birth too) China on the left & Norway on the right.

Old maps mostly found in the “Bouquinistes” along the Seine in Paris and hang in the entry way in the summer house.

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We are family.

We are our own little world. Where one goes the others follow.

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This is what Expat shopping looks like for some (not us, thank goodness).

When essential is not available or 10 times more expensive, part of your summer shopping is done at the grocery store 😦

Life as an expat is not always that glamorous!!

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Another “So glad to see you after all this time, let’s start our conversation just where we left it last time!”

We have Buenos Aires (Argentina), Aberdeen (Scotland) & Pau (France) in common but we parted for Abu Dhabi & Luanda (Angola) for her and Beijing (China) & Stavanger (Norway) for me.

But more especially we have the Expat life (ups and downs) in common and just with that we could talk for hours 😉