A Taste of Garlic

Lorraine

A Metz of Memories – KOBICO – Described by some as “that annoyingly perky woman,” but by my close friends as a broody pessimist. Go figure. I’ve lived on both coasts of the US, the West Coast of England, and landlocked in Northeastern France.

An English Major in France – Laura - Bar-le-Duc, Lorraine, France – I’m a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College, hailing from the Chicagoland area. After studying abroad in Strasbourg my junior year of college in 2008-09, I couldn’t wait to get back to France. I applied to the Teaching Assistantship Program in France and was accepted and placed in Bar-le-Duc, France, in the Académie de Nancy-Metz, where I’ll be teaching in primary schools! I’ll be keeping you posted on my travails and travels while I navigate my way as an English major in France.

Chi Town to Small Town – France – Born and raised in Chicago where I met my French husband in 1998, I live in a small town near Metz,France with my husband and our three children.

Come with me

Devenant Nanceienne



Erika Abroad – I’m a 24-year-old hoping to find inspiration while living abroad. I’m going to be living in the Lorraine region in France for 8 months, teaching English to French middle-schoolers. I’m most excited about traveling and French food and just LIVING IN FRANCE!

Exploration en Anglais – I’m a 2009 Skidmore College graduate now in my second year teaching English in primary schools in Metz, France.

Floating in France

Reviewed – December 23, 2010

Having recently done (in the totally non-biblical sense of the word!) one blogger from Lorraine (Le Fabuleux Destin de Brenna – reviewed 17/12/2010) I thought it might be a nice a idea to do another (once again, in the totally non-biblical sense…)

Lo and behold, what should pop up on the radar but… Floating in France.

Floating in France is the blog of Master T (once again, I’ll never cease to be amazed at some of the names that parents give their children; and to think that I used to be ashamed of being christened Keith Val Doonican Des O’ Conner Enrique Iglesias Eckstein? I bet I would have been teased far worse at school if I’d been christened Master T!)

Kristie en France – I’m a recent college graduate moving to France to teach English for a year. I can hardly believe it, but if not now, then when? Emile Zola thinks so too: “Rien ne développe l’intelligence comme les voyages.”

La Belle Vie – Another year abroad blog, from which I will brag (and vent) about all the fabulousness (and shit) Nancy, France, has to offer  Lorraine   because we all love reading blogs about life in France

Mes Adventures en France – Jacqueline Witkowski – Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France – I am in France for one year. I just hope my French can keep up.

My So-Called Life in France – Half ramblings and musings, half straight to the point, take it or leave it, play-by-play commentary on my life in France.

Notes of a wanderer – Brittany - I’m currently living the dream: working and living in France for 8 months…who knows where it’ll take me?

The Adventures of an American Blonde in France – A short list of things I love in no particular order: France, pancakes, the feeling of running thirteen miles straight, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Dublin, my purple mountain bike, my funny French ex-roommates, éclairs, Ben. **Arch nemesis list: La Poste, France Telecom, people who play loud music on their phones on public transportation, people who interrupt me when I’m reading.

Le Fabuleaux Destin de Brenna

Reviewed – December 17, 2010

You know, I was having a closer look at Le Fabuleux Destin de Brenna today (after all, Brenna did win the X Ray of the Week Award on Tuesday) and I suddenly realised that I hadn’t yet reviewed any blogs from Lorraine (where Brenna is based.)

“I’d better do something about that!” I said to myself.

Actually (and this will come as no surprise to any of you who know me better), what I actually said was… “B*gger, Sh*t, Damn, Flippin’ Heck, Fiddlesticks (and other assorted words staring with F!)”

So, before the militant wing of the Lorraine Bloggers Association decides to pay me a visit I thought I’d better review one of their blogs pretty quick.


If you know of any other blogs from English speaking expats living in Lorraine, please let me know and I’ll add them to this page.

And if you decide to visit any of the blogs shown on this page, why not leave a comment and say hello? It can sometimes be a lonely business (or, rather, hobby) being a blogger and an unexpected comment or email can really put a sparkle on the day!

All the best

 Lorraine   because we all love reading blogs about life in France

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