Virtual coffee date – February 2015

Hello Tuesday ! I am linking up with Deborah,  Coco and Lynda for this month’s virtual coffee date, a few days late, but the weekend was busy so I didn’t get a chance to post.



If we were having coffee, I would probably talk about my upcoming vacation, this coming Saturday ! We are meeting my parents, brother and sister in law in Florida. Looking forward to some sun, and fun family time. I haven’t seen my brother in about three years, so I am really excited.



If we were having coffee, we would probably talk about kids… my daughter has to decide, before going into her junior year, what “high school major” she wanted. A focus on math / science, economy, or literature / languages. This has been a very hot topic in our house for the past 6 months. In France, the country is very math / science oriented and if you choose that “major” it tends to open more doors for college. But she is definitely more literary and artistic. So, she finally decided on the literature / languages major. Phew, BIG decision made. We have also started looking at schools, going to fairs and are going to do some campus visits.

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My second daughter has been helping out, coaching younger girls at gymnastics. She did all of their choreography for their recent competition. She loves it.

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She and I recently had our own coffee date.

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I would probably talk about all my upcoming travel. Besides my Florida trip, I was in Switzerland last week, the UK yesterday, and will be going back to Switzerland, Prague, Berlin, New York and Las Vegas, all before the end of March. Going to be a busy time.



Bright blue sky in London yesterday, next to the Southwark Cathedral :

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If we were having coffee (and living in France), I would want to know if you had seen the movie the Belier Family. It is about a family, where everyone is deaf, except the teenage daughter. And she discovers, with the help of a great music teacher, that she has a wonderful voice and major talent. Its about the family dynamics, about children growing up, parents having to let go, and the girl discovering her voice and coming into her own. Its wonderful.



I would also chat about my lack of fitness and regular routine when I travel. Day trips do throw off my schedule a bit, so I do not exercise as frequently as I would like. I managed to get an hour run / walk in this past Sunday, but looking forward to Florida so I can exercise every day.

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And of course I would listen to you, want to know how you are doing, how your kids are, what’s new, if you have read any great books or seen any great movies !

Time goes by fast, looking forward to catching up soon ! Have a great week.


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Comments: 2

  1. Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner February 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm Reply

    Wow you have a lot of travel coming up! Florida sounds great right about now. I am going to be in Vegas the end of April too bad I will miss you. Would have been fun to meet up. Have a wonderful time with your family. Sorry you missed the link up but glad we got to catch up over coffee. Have a great day!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration February 11, 2015 at 12:56 pm Reply

      Indeed, too bad I will miss you in Vegas. One day !

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