And another confession: Je ne parle pas français. (I don’t speak French.) Well, let’s just say that phrase pretty much exhausts my French.

Luckily, my husband is fluent, because we are in Toulouse, France for eight weeks for his work (teaching and research).
And contrary to your suspicion that I’m gallivanting about exploring this charming city, eating almond croissants and poking my nose into the dozens of red brick cathedrals here, I am finishing a novel.

Well, okay, I’m writing in between eating almond croissants and exploring this charming city. I’ll be back at my usual desk in Canada (hopefully with my novel finished) in December.

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