The Basics

My name is Kerri. I have an amazing husband and two wonderful kids; we live a lovely, happy life in Calgary, Alberta. I have decided to uproot myself and our two kids for the second semester of the 2015-2016 school year and throw them into public school in Aix-En-Provence, France. This blog has been set up as a way for our family and friends to follow our journey.

The Plan

As with most major trips, the details will eventually work themselves out. At the time of writing I am smack in the middle of the idea phase and the planning phase (In my opinion, the most exciting place to be in the timeline).

The kids and I will leave near the end of January 2016, we will fly to Marseille and make our way to a prearranged furnished apartment in Aix. The kids will start school shortly after our arrival and we will live in Aix for the reminder of the school year (similar schedule as Canada). We may or may not stay for half the summer (we totally will). Nearing the end of our time in Aix my husband will be joining us and we will do a bit of travelling together as a family before our return to Canada. Once back in Canada, I’ll need to come up with a new hair-brained idea to commit to (Life in a tent for 6¬†months doesn’t sound as fun to the rest of the family as is does to me…yet.)