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Mixta San Miguel de Allende

When John and I visited the Pritchard family last summer in San Miguel de Allende, we fell in love with the town. Billy showed us all the greatest parts like his morning walk in the Landetta and the best cappuccino at Buen Dia. And I cannot stop thinking about the chilaquilles we had at El Correo on our first morning. And then there were the margaritas we had at sunset at the rooftop bar at Rosewood!           Billy took us to one of his favorite shops called Mixta. It is owned and run by an awesome lady named Anna. The shop is an eclectic mix of home furnishings, clothing and jewelry. Many of the pieces are made locally, some things are vintage and just about everything I could easily have put in my suitcase to bring home with me.     The building is old with peeling [...]

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Settling in

  HOLA!  I’m back! I know that I claimed I was going to post a blog every few days about our time in Mexico….it seems that I lied. I hope you are not shocked. You shouldn’t be. I am a notorious liar and blog procrastinator.     I am sorry. Really. My intentions were good but for some reason it has been really difficult to get settled and into a good work groove. Everything is still feels a bit discombobulated and out of sorts.  It is weird…we are having lovely time and everybody is happy here (except maybe Stella…but she is a 12 year old girl and I don’t think I or any mortal has the power to make her truly happy anywhere.) I don’t know what the problem is …I guess just new place, new digs, new office, new language, etc. I spend an incredible amount of time just [...]

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Dispatch from Mexico

  Buenos Dias! I think most of you know….maybe? maybe not?…..Billy, the children, the dogs, and I are spending the year in Mexico. We are living in lovely San Miguel de Allende, where we have our workshop. The children are enrolled in a sweet, small private school that is bilingual…sort of. Really it is about an hour or 2 a day in English and the rest in Spanish. Yikes! I guess they will learn Spanish, though, right? And that is the whole point.         So, the kids and I have been here for about 3 weeks trying to get settled, starting school, figuring out how to navigate teeny, crowded cobblestone roads in a big pick up truck, buying school supplies (I think I might devote an entire blog to the Mexican school supply list…really quite mind boggling, and unbelievably challenging in Spanish), etc., etc.  Billy and the dogs arrived this weekend. Very happy to see them. Billy’s Spanish is [...]

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