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We are back in our house – The Gap Year is Officially Over

On Saturday, 7th March we moved back into our house and then it hit me, the Gap Year is really over! Advertisements

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Reality Bites- The Gap Year is Over- Nuala went back to work today.

Nuala left the apartment at 8 am this morning for her first day at work in 11 months. I am going to attend the Rotary meeting this afternoon.

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Why do some people say one thing when their minds really are thinking the opposite?

As you know our car broke down on the way to the ferry in Fishguard last Sunday. We missed the 2.30 pm ferry by minutes and had to wait for 12 hours.  So we did what we know works- find … Continue reading

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We are home- we limped into Ireland rather than arrive to applause

We are home in Dublin since 11.30 today Monday 23rd February. Fourteen hours behind schedule but then again we did arrive by breakdown truck.

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A Gap Year Lesson for Me- Sometimes You Just have to go with the Flow.

Now that we are near the end of our Gap Year, I have been reflecting on what the year has taught me. Definitely one lesson for me is that it is always right to go with the flow and not … Continue reading

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Last day in France

We spent the last day in France, at The War Memorial of Caen museum and then took the night ferry from Caen to Portsmouth. We are near the end of our Gap Year.

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Lunch at Bernard’s – Our French Friendships continue

We met Bernard at Rodgers New Year’s Party. Bernard kindly invited us to Sunday lunch at his home – another new French experience for us.

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Our social life in Chalon- is wonderful.

Last Friday our boat neighbour Thierry and his partner Marie Ange invited us to dinner on their boat. What a Burgundy feast!

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Weather in Chalon Sur Saone

Living on a boat for the winter in the middle of France had us worried at the start, but it’s turned out to be a very mild winter here in Chalon Sur Saone. At home in Ireland this week it … Continue reading

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I nearly had a heart attack !

I was worried- someone from Korea was looking at the blog! I know our blog is well read. We now have up to 3,500 views per month – but why are Koreans looking at it? Are we about to get … Continue reading

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