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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. Advertisements

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Last trip on the Saone River with our French friends

Last Sunday, we invited the people with whom we have formed strong friendships during or time in Chalon, to come on a farewell trip with us on the boat.

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New Year in England Deferred!

Update on the broken car. First, we have had to cancel our planned visit to England to celebrate the New Year. On top of this, last night was the coldest we have seen (-4 degrees) and there was ice on … Continue reading

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We nearly did not make it to Geneva and family for Christmas

Tuesday we planned to go to Geneva by car to stay with my daughter Louise and her family for Christmas. We were up at 7 am, Nuala has an appointment to get her hair done and 9 am and we … Continue reading

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Our Version of a Visit to the Shrines of France – Holy Places

Recently we realised we were less than an hour away from Taizé and Paray-le- Monial. These are two great centre of prayer which many Irish people travel from Ireland to visit. So we decided we should also visit them.

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Nuala achieves a Gap Year Goal- cooking dinner for Nine People!

One of Nuala Gap Year goals was to learn to cook better. She has been practicing over the last few months and when the opportunity came to invite people onto the boat for dinner, she reluctantly rose to the challenge.

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A lesson I have learned from the Gap Year- Don’t be afraid!

  Looking back on my life, I realise that I used to be afraid of things going wrong and worried constantly. Sometimes I was not fully aware that I was doing this but it was an undercurrent in my life. … Continue reading

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It’s getting cold outside- Will we manage in January?

We have never lived on a boat before in winter. So we don’t know how cold it will get….

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Hospices de Beaune and The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Yesterday we went to visit Hospices du Beaune, a free hospital for the poor of Burgundy founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin. We ourselves are supporters of Saint Vincent de Paul, a charitable organisation also founded in France by Fredric … Continue reading

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How the William’s Saved the Blog

Last Friday we were going through Dublin Airport on our way back to France when we met Fiona and Kevin Williams, our neighbours in Clontarf. We stopped for a chat and…

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