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About me

Industry Tourism
Occupation Chef/Business owner
Location Rostrenen, Côtes d'Armor, France
Introduction Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, raised in Southern California, I spent most of my life various places in the States: Palm Desert, San Diego, college in Missouri, Albuquerque (for a marriage, son and divorce) and lastly, Montpelier, Vermont.
After 8 years in Cheshire, UK (to pick up another marriage, two fabulous little girls, another divorce and my moniker) my girls and I moved to France.
Hilarity ensues for five years.
I now live with my two young children in this delightful area of France known as Côtes-d'Armor (Ar Mor is 'The Sea' in Breton, the local language.)
I am currently trying to find premises, and the cash, to open a Tea Salon and café.
It's been an exercise, so far, in 12 flavours of patience and persistence.
You see, if you take an outspoken expat American Mother, mix with the ostentatiously turgid French Administration, you'll get a sort of vinaigrette; just one you'd never willingly choose to consume.
Interests My children are my focus as is the business I am starting. When I have time for other things; Reading cookbooks, long walks by the sea, sailing, life drawing, poking around old towns, listening to birdsong at dawn wrapped in the arms of the man I adore.
Favorite Movies The Red Balloon (first movie that ever made me cry, at like... 7), A Fish Called Wanda, The Big Chill, the Harry Potter franchise. I hate horror and gore.
Favorite Music I prefer music that has a particular meaning to me.
Favorite Books Whatever I am reading at the time, frankly.

Unlike a dog, how can a turtle ever be naked?

Animals aren't naked as they don't wear clothes. That's just a Puritanical mindset that attaches the sense of being without clothing as naked. Clothing is optional, unless you're in a social setting that requires it, happen to be barbecuing or live somewhere cold, of course.