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here and there

another year has passed, and we’re still living in Normandy. The kids are well on their way to being bilingual in French and English, which I’m very happy about, and we’ve had some tremendous adventures living in France and learning about the French culture.

while we’ve been living in Europe we’ve taken a few trips, much of it near where we’re living in northwest France. We went to Ireland in the spring, touring Dublin, the Shannon/Limerick area, and circling the Ring of Kerry. We’ve toured England, including London, Bath, the Midlands, and Chester. And we’ve traveled around much of Wales, visiting Snowdonia in the north and Cardiff in the south. One of the coolest parts of that trip was visiting the Welsh slate mines.

since earlier this year Yvonne and I have been working on a new site together – Mixminder – where we’ve been providing curriculum, worksheets and activities for elementary school classrooms. Yvonne, who taught in the US and Hungary before she became a QA analyst in Charleston, has been working very hard at creating products, also creating her own art for the things that she makes. It’s been a lot of fun to do this; we’ve been meeting and collaborating with plenty of interesting people from the teaching community.

Though of course it’s been a busy year, there’s not much further to report! I’ll end this post with a few pictures from our travels.

The Cliffs of Moher, in Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher, in Ireland

More Cliffs of Moher

More of the Cliffs of Moher

Bunratty Castle

At Bunratty Castle, near Shannon

Snowdonia

Snowdonia, in Wales

Harlech Castle

Inside Harlech Castle, on the coast of Wales

Cardiff Castle

The keep at Cardiff Castle

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