Sunday, 1 July 2018

leaving france (again)

Capestang, France
Hi everyone! Happy July. 

So, today, my family is leaving France and moving into their new house in Scotland.

This past year has literally been such a bizarre year where my parents are involved. First, they wanted to move to France permanently. Then, they wanted only wanted a holiday home in France. Then, they thought again to live there permanently. And then, they randomly bought a house in Scotland. 

So that is where we are going today. 

I'm excited to go back to Scotland. I get to see my extended family and  I can fulfil my year-long craving for Sainsbury's jam doughnuts. 

But, I do feel a little sentimental about leaving France. I really like it here. I like going out in the morning to buy a baguette and get a café au lait. And I know I can do these things in Scotland (and Canada) but it's just not the same, you know? 

I hope I come to France again one day. Part of me thinks I definitely will, but then at the same time, I don't really have a reason to. I suppose travelling is a good enough reason, yeah, but if I'm going to travel a country in Europe, I should go to one I've never been to, right? 

But then again, I have no idea what the future holds. Heck, maybe I'll buy an apartment in France. Like a really cute one with high ceilings and a porcelain sink in the kitchen. Oh oh, and one with a little bakery downstairs where I'll go for my daily baguette!

Maybe that will happen, maybe not, who knows?

Anyway, I'm going to end this post here because I don't have much more to say. 

Last night, there was one of those purpley-pinky sunsets which I love. It's so nice to just sit out, relax, and take in the colours, you know? At the same time, though, it was 9pm and it was still 30 degrees when I took these pictures so the night wasn't perfect... but it was pretty good!


  1. these pics are beeaaautt, I adore France SO much. I hope your new journey/life is exciting and fulfilling–change is scary but necessary!!!

  2. I am so baffled how you keep changing countries that you live in, but I hope you enjoy Scotland! What part are you going to live in? I really wanted to go to Edinburgh over summer for the fringe fest, but it's way too difficult trying to book time off work. The sky looks so beautiful there, it's sad you can't go and get a baguette in the morning anymore (that morning routine sounds pretty dreamy in my opinion) but I bet you'll adopt an even better morning routine in Scotland x

    1. LOL I know it's a lot. We are just outside of Edinburgh, in Perth! I wish I was here for the Fringe but unfortunately I am going back to Canada in a couple days. I didn't know when the festival was going to be... it's been a long time since we last lived in Scotland so I kinda forgot it was a thing lol


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