September 13, 2015

Au Revoir, Normandy

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As my husband said the other day, "here we go again, off on another adventure."
It's a big one this time. We're moving to Paris.

Enfin bref, we're moving on and leaving Normandy. Which is incredibly bittersweet.

As much as we're excited to head to the city, our hearts are still heavy. Normandy is such a gorgeous, friendly place, and we love our little house here, so we are truly sad to be leaving.

But after commuting to Paris for the last year and a half, relying on the kindness of friends who let me crash on their couches or in a spare room for a night or two, then staying at a friend's place for several months last autumn and finally renting a room in a shared apartment last winter, I am over it.
Actually, we're both over it.

Being away from home - away from my husband, our dog and our cat - has proven to be more difficult than I ever imagined.
And let me tell you, having roommates at my age is kind of weird.

I am so happy that it's finally over!

Lists are being made and our belongings are being sorted. The chaos of moving will wind up in mid October, when we settle into our new place in the 15ème arrondissement.

La Vache Normande

Until then, we'll enjoy the beach and all the Camembert, Calvados, teurgoule and cream that we possibly can.
Damn, I'm going to miss the cows!



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23 comments:

Ken Broadhurst said...

You'll still be able to get camembert and crème d'Isigny in Paris! But then you know that. No cows though. Congratulations.

Vero said...

Congratulations!! You are going to have the greatest life in Paris! Cows are only a train ride away! That cow photo looks like it's from the time we met!

Betty Carlson said...

I'm so happy you finally found lodgings and am looking forward to seeing you in Paris, which should actually work out at some point now! Good luck with the move! I imagine it will be somewhat complicated!

Alison said...

Bon courage !

Carina said...

It's going to be a great new adventure. Looking forward to regular coffee dates in your Paris future. :)

Katie Zeller said...

So glad you finally found a place.... Commuting is hard!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Well done for perservering ..Woohoo you have done it 😊Good luck with your move.

A Sheehy said...

I look forward to hearing about your new adventures. I hope you share your new home with us as well as the process of searching for it and deciding where in Paris to live.
Thank you,
Alexis

max said...

Excellent news. Glad you are finding geographic harmony in your life. looking forward to visiting

Anonymous said...

Yes! Finally!!!

David said...

welcome!

Thilde Peterson said...

Jennifer,

I have no doubt that leaving your little slice of heaven will tug at your heart strings. Mine would be playing a symphony! Isn't WONDERFUL that the trains run in both directions? If you and your hubby need "calvados and cow time", off you'll go. The 15th arr. is a GEM of a place. You will all be together. I've got goosebumps for you even if you don't for yourself! Can't wait to see what happens next!

Zachary said...

You're going to need to hoard some salt butter....

Zee Bening said...

Finally and congratulations! All the best to you in your new home! Maybe we can meet when I'm there in January. Zora

Gail Boisclair said...

I am, selfishly, happy that you are moving to Paris since I will be able to see you more often xxxx

Mary and Bill said...

Wonderful news! I'm so looking forward to reading about your next adventure.

L Vanel said...

Great news - but I know how it is to leave a place you love. Wishing you great happiness in your next adventure.

Bonnie L said...

What a lovely adventure you have had! Is this the 3rd region of France that you got to call home? Lucky you! All good wishes continuing your adventure in Paris!

bonnie poppe said...

Well, that's wonderful. I cannot imagine commuting, crashing on couches or heaven forbid having a room mate! I too would miss my dog(s) *a lot*. Hopefully David will have you over for dinner!
bonnie in Languedoc but soon to be in Provence

Wendl said...

I am so happy for you, Fena! Your dreams are coming true. Ms. O'Grady must be watching out for you!

Anne said...

Congrats and bon courage. We stayed in the 15th the last time we were in Paris and found the location to be so convenient to everything, and also very low key. Will look forward to your future posts.

Jennifer Greco said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments and well wishes. They are greatly appreciated!

Yes, Wendl, I think Mlle O'Grady is. :)

EuroMom said...

Congrats! It seems like it wasn't all that long ago that you moved to Normandy! Time flies when you are living!