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paris  Life in Paris   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceAnd today we find that we’re still in Paris!

Don’t worry, tomorrow and the next day we’ll be off somewhere where it rains all the time and they have cow-pats the size of Sherman Tanks – (and no clues as to where that might be…)

And the reason that we’re still here in Paris is because of a young but really rather pretty blog called Life in Paris.

Life in Paris is Jody Smith’s blog and started on the first Sunday in May (in a post appropriately titled It begins today) when her husband gets posted to Paris.

Quite rightly, Jody has lots of questions!

The early days….

In the first post proper, First Trip to Paris, we get to see Jody’s first impressions in short and in detail.

I liked the first one best (about the pigeons) – but then, I would!

From there on things seem to go quite well for Jody and Dustin…

There’s the Apartment Search (the 7th one sounds nice) and  Jody  watches the US/Ghana World Cup match, goes to church and buys water and chocolate at the same time.

Success in anyone’s book!

Then, they get the apartment they wanted (I told you the 7th one sounded good!) and, 4,153 miles away, Jody gets the job that she went after!

The Middle Period….

Jody had A Friendly Encounter when she got lost trying to find a university and then got escorted out of Dustin’s office.  The days ends with a first encounter with a Crepe Nutella.

Now, I’m not criticising Americans here but…  How the most powerful nation on earth can allow its young people to reach adulthood without trying Crepe Nutella is really beyond me!

The next couple of posts are largely about carpets and a visit to The Loire.

So, if carpets aren’t your thing, don’t look at This or This.

Although, of course, if you do choose not to look at wither of those posts you will miss out on the nice photos of some chateaux in the Loire Valley.

There do, however, follow visits to the Riviera and Normandy although I do have to say that it seems they totally failed to spot (or, at least, photograph) and 2CVs (of any colour) during those trips.

These trips are followed by a period of Getting Settled In and a review of the Places in our Neighbourhood.

I do have to say that if you are looking for pictures of 2cvs; neither of those posts has any (although the pictures on those posts are very pretty, I do have to say!)

More recent posts….

Bringing the blog up to the present day are some posts about Jody’s First Shopping Trip which leads to the purchase of  a pair of black boots are the essential accessories (new coat, new purse, new top… etc.) to go with it.

Then follows, a post where Jody becomes Officially a Resident of France.

Apparently, this involves a medical exam?

Now, I didn’t have to have one when I moved to France but perhaps they were busy that day?

There are some Lessons Learned, all of which make sense but number nine is probably the most important.

And finally, Jody get frisked when shopping for dish washing gloves and then gets home to have her apartment taken over buy builders.

Are you Freaking Kidding Me?

Well, no.  I wasn’t.

So, summing up….

So, Life in Paris is still a very young blog but it seems to be heading in the right direction.

There might be a slight lack of posts involving Citroen 2CVs (of any colour) but I’m sure that slight failing will be remedied soon.

There is a sense of enthusiasm and wonder on this blog which is contrasted with a nice self-depreciating sense of humour.

I like that.

I predict good things ahead and would urge you to pay a visit to Life in Paris.

And me?  Well, I’m going to check out those Parrotheads in Paris!

Who knows, I may even wear a garland!

I think I might look rather good like that!

P.S.  For those of you who weren’t aware (and I certainly wasn’t!) – Parrothead is a commonly used nickname for fans of Jimmy Buffett.

So, now you know!

P.P.S.  But,  um….. Who is this Jimmy Buffet fellow?

All the best

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  • By Jody Smith, October 15, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

    Thank you for featuring my blog today!

  • By Keith Eckstein, October 15, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

    Jody – it was really lovely to review your blog. So full of enthusiasm but you don’t seem to take things too seriously. Hope you’re enjoying your new life in Paris (although Paris isn’t really France, it’s another country altogether) – I loved that post about you getting chucked out of your husband’s office – that’d never happen in London!

    Al the best


  • By Brandi, October 16, 2010 @ 4:40 am

    What a wonderful review of one of my favorite blogs!

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