A Total TaiTai Tale

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

Tag: vacation

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The roads to go up and down were one way only (that’s how narrow they were!) and we came across the cutest little village, St Montan, which I will need to go back and explore because we didn’t stop on the way up (thinking we’ll stop on the way back -see previous comment on the roads!).

Our summer house is in the south of the Isere district and it’s interesting to see how different the trees, plans and houses are once you enter the Drome district. It’s almost like you can feel you are in the south already.

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One of this year summer vacation in France motto would be “sortir des sentiers battus” (leave the beaten roads).

We drove my nephew to his motocross camp in Ardèche today.

Instructions were: leave the motorway at Montelimar Sud, cross the Rhone River (dividing Drome district and Ardeche district) and it’s just around the corner. Yes sure 🙂

It was in the middle of the Provence “garrigues”, up a winding road in a tiny village bathed by sun and surrounded by lavender (past their prime so no pictures!).

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Taking the back roads to reach your destination is never a bad idea, it can lead you to new discovery.

Slow pace can be good too.

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Countdown to the end of our summer vacation has started.

It has become of a tradition on my Facebook profile, friends are awaiting for the Before and After picture of the Annual Haircut!!

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Picking green beans on my own little planet.

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A little salad too.

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Green beans picking too.

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If they want to eat they’d better start picking 😉

Veggies picking today… Tomatoes were first.

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If there is a friend I don’t want to miss when I’m in France is my friend Cecile.

We actually only spent one year together in school (she moved to another school after) and I met her after I came back from the U.S. (So not a Childhood friend per se) but it shows you that’s not how long (well it’s been over 20 years now!) you know somebody that can define the strength of a friendship.

It was the second time I saw her on this visit and each time we start talking and forget to take a picture (only remember as they were leaving after an unplanned dinner at our house). Until next time.

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Almost happy to see some clouds in the sky.

The temperature have come down to a more reasonable summer type weather.