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Are they shooting at us?

D at work on the terrace This first week in Nice is slowly coming to an end.  Ahead, D and I have the weekend to deal with.  We decided that we wouldn’t do anything too strenuous or crazy because our furniture arrives on Monday.  We’ll need all our energy and our wits about us come […]

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Signed, sealed, delivered…well, almost delivered!

It was a hectic week last week for D and me.  I recovered from our race Monday evening sufficiently to enjoy the warm weather in Paris.  Yes, I went to Ladurée and treated myself to some yummy macarons.  (I have to say that more ‘research’ is needed but the rose petal macaron is just too […]

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Coup de coeur – revisited

Here’s a simplified version of our apartment hunting in Nice. Step 1:  find an apartment. Step 2:  provide the estate agent with paperwork. Step 3:  move in. Simple, right?  Sure.  During our 5 days on the coast D and I visited 11 different apartments.  We actually were scheduled to visit 13 but in one case, […]

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Coup de coeur

Tuesday was the day where everything changed. On our agency tour on Tuesday, we met with Mme D who works at a real estate agency in Cagnes-sur-Mer.  After explaining our requirements, Mme D first told us that she only had one apartment but that it was currently being renovated.  (The last tenants left their mark it […]

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The search continues: Days 2 and 3

Tuesday.  Apartment search in Nice.  Maps and listings in hand, D and I left our hotel and headed straight to downtown Nice.  After parking our car, we had a list of several agencies we wanted to visit and we wasted no time.  The agencies in Nice seem to be the ones cornering the market in […]

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Welcome to the Côte d’Azur!

Now, this is more like it.  D and I left les parents on Monday morning.  We left a little later than planned as D had some work to do before we hit the road.  Les parents were sad to see us go but are happier that we’ll be two hours away by car than 8 […]

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Nice, watch out ’cause here we come!

The bags are packed…well, my bags are packed.  We have our route mapped out and a list of agencies in hand.  At this point, we haven’t really settled on where we want to plant roots for this stage of the game.  Do we want to be in Nice proper or do we want more bang […]

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House hunting is serious business

Let’s talk reality here. This isn’t a tv show.  This isn’t make-believe.  This is me, Tanya, a wonderful girl woman girl from Toronto who is now looking for an apartment with her hubby-to-be.  This is not Toronto.  Finding a duplicate of my SW-facing sans vis-à-vis, spacious 90 sq m 2-bedroom apartment with an open and fitted kitchen, […]

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Paris, here I come!

Yesterday proved to be a long day.  This was completely unexpected.  The morning started well and the movers were on time.  By 2 pm yesterday everything had been loaded on the truck.  I spent most of the time sitting around or updating boxes.  I can tell you that it was certainly not an exciting task. […]

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It’s moving day

The day is finally here. I’m sitting at our former dining table — the sofa is wrapped like a huge Christmas present — and I have nothing to do.  Literally.  Nothing.  Okay, I could clean the bathrooms while I wait for the movers but I seriously do not have the energy for it.  Just the […]

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