Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles

Exploring the Seasons of Life in Paris!

September 26, 2023 Sonia Nicholson Season 4 Episode 124
Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles
Exploring the Seasons of Life in Paris!
Show Notes

Author Sonia Nicholson and I had a lovely chat about travelling with kids, without kids, with partners and also how life can get in the way of following our Paris dreams... but really we wouldn't have life any other way. Dreams can come true any time at any age!

Sonia's first book Provenance Unknown, tells the story of a young single mum archivist living in Canada who lands her dream job at the city archives and then discovers a forgotten French diary in the vault which takes her on a journey all the way to Paris.

But fascinatingly to me, Sonia described her own personal interaction with Paris and compared it to the seasons of her life. Sonia travelling to Paris in Grade 10 on a school trip as a wide eyed 16 year old is like the SPRING period of her life. She went to Paris and also explored the Normandy beaches at this time. When Sonia was just heading off to university with thoughts that she would change the world, she travelled to Paris again and this was the SUMMER of her life. Travelling back to Paris with her husband and 3 year old son, was her AUTUMN. Her son is now 17 and Sonia is yet to experience the WINTER Paris experience, that is being in Paris as a mature woman and adult. 

I haven't thought about life in season format like this before, but I think I'm ready for my next seasonal France adventure!



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