Sunday, August 28, 2011

Expat with Kids in Paris

The time has come again........we are starting a new life - once again!

It wasn't planned that way but then life gets in the way of things and before you know it you are heading in a entirely different direction.

We settled in Lugano in January 2007 thinking we would be staying there until the kids finished their studies....sweet dreams!

As our friends well know we just couldn't get rid of that twitchy feeling in our toes. We tried, we seriously tried to lay down our roots, and I am very happy to say that my children as well as my husband have definately established a couple of long-lasting foundations that will hopefully stick with them for life. I, of course, consider myself Swiss! ;)

Lugano did become a home for all of us: for me it was all about moving back to my home country and sharing part of my background with my children. Expat hubby became more Swiss than the Swiss culminating in the acquisition of a Swiss passport. Expat boy made some life-long friends and for Expat girl Breganzona will always remain home, I think.

We have sold our lovely house and left Lugano end of June with a heavy heart but excited about the change (except Expat girl). The family is following Expat hubby as he starts his new job. We are on our way to Paris this weekend after having spent a fabulous summer in our holiday house in Spain surrounded by our Spanish and International friends here.

Expat hubby and I have lived in Paris before, therefore I dare say this will be a relatively easy start. We have friends in Paris and both speak French. The kids will be fluent by Christmas, trust me. ;)  I do miss the novelty factor a bit, I thrive on exploring new cultures and learning new languages but hey, we are moving to Paris....I won't complain. I am sure the French will provide me with plenty of challenges!

I will be very busy setting up shop over the next couple of weeks and am looking forward to it.

You are wondering: what will she do with her blog? Over the past ten months I have put all my energy and all my passion into developing my Expat with Kids blog. My Lugano guide has become a much bigger success than expected therefore I will continue writing and see where it takes me. So don't worry, I have no intentions at all in letting go of this baby of mine. First love never dies, they say!

In the meantime, I have created a new home for my blogging, where I plan to write about my adventures avec les francais! So keep posted right here:

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Salma @ Chasing Rainbow said...

OMG, take me with you...PLEASE!!!!!!!

Can't wait to read more.

Made in Suisse said...

Such a scary and exciting time for you all! I am so pleased for you, Paris is a wonderful place. I lived there for 5 years when I was a teen and your kids will love it. Looking forward to hearing about your French adventures :-)

Lorraine J. said...

Ingrid, with you in mind and spirit and following you here in Facebook.
Big hug!

Lise said...

All the best with all the changes - hope you will all settle well in Paris


Expat with Kids said...

Thank you for all your thoughts and support. Will miss Lugano...who would have imagined that?!?

Anonymous said...

Message from your Lugano's friends:
We miss you , return here ...but...
Have also a good experience in Paris!

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