It has been an unsettling start of 2015.  There have been national ups and downs, several bouts with gastro and colds in our home and the subsequent days off from school, and the day to day busyness that is life.

We’re also trying to deal with, in all liklihood, an upcoming move.  Damien’s work is doing some reorganising and for us, it likely (hopefully?) equates to another move.  I have never, in my life, moved as much as I have in the past 10 years.

We’ve done Paris.

We’ve done the close Paris ‘burbs.

We’ve done the far Paris ‘burbs.

We’ve done Metz.

We’ve (now) done Strasbourg.

Quite frankly I’m a bit tired of it.  I really want to set down roots somewhere, and ideally not Paris.  (Don’t get me wrong, I love to visit, but I need a yard, and space, and neither are easily attainable in the region Parisienne.)  I think we could live here (Alsace) and be happy long term, but, if we wanted to buy a home, which we do, we’d likely not restrict to our current village (or we’d wait a long time to find something!), and so, even staying “here” the girls will have to change schools.  And, so, we are trying to take this reorganisation as an opportinunity to move somewhere we think we would really like and really settle…  Where that ends up being we have no idea yet, but we’re crossing our fingers for something good, family friendly.

At any rate, I’m looking forward to knowing where we are going (this has been looming over our heads for a month now), and to get somewhere and settle.


Author: ashleyenfrance

An American living in France. Read about it here.

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