Sabbatical Stories

Lisa K. and her family of five will be arriving at La Maison des Chaumes tomorrow for a five month French sabbatical.

We have had guests do two and three month stays before, but this is the first one where we have helped a guest get settled into true Burgundian life; enrolling children in school, arranging for a car, etc. etc…

This is not only a new venture for Lisa and her family, but for us as well. So far I have enjoyed it immensely. Lisa and her family have an adventurous, easy-going spirit that makes them a pleasure to work with.

Of course, none of us has bargained that they would be arriving smack in the middle of one of Europe’s coldest cold snaps of the past few decades.

But then again, they ARE from Lethbridge, so I suppose they are better equipped to handle the cold weather than most of us (certainly me!).

Lisa has started a delightful blog charting their adventure. I am already a devoted reader, and I thought you too may be interested in following the ups and downs of her family’s French sabbatical.

Just click here to go to Lisa’s “Village Vignettes”.

It’s better than any reality TV show.

2 thoughts on “Sabbatical Stories

  1. Michael

    As a sporadic woodcarver, I'd love to know the approximate size of and wood used for the heart. Maybe in time for a Valentine's surprise?

  2. Laura Bradbury

    Dear Michael,

    I actually bought in Colmar…it is very typically Alsatian. It is a very light wood (both in colour and in weight). Does that make any sense?

    I also have some ones in a darker wood – cedar maybe?

    I have a bit of a thing for anything with a heart motif…it WOULD be a great Valentine's gift.


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