About Us

Hi!  Thanks for stopping by.  I am an American expat who just spent four years living in Scotland and writing about my experience. I am now living in Paris and looking forward to getting to know this lovely city better.  I like to use this blog as a sort of journal to record my thought and memories.  I also post recipes here because I’ve found the discipline of actually writing down the things I make up is very good for me!  Feel free to contact me at rebecca(.)manor(@)gmail(.)com.  Just eliminate the parenthesis – I have to put those in there to help block spammers!


22 Responses to About Us

  1. Edinburgh says:

    Stumbled across your blog, thought I would say hello. My friend is the policewoman on the left horse on your blog, her name is Nikki. I gew up on the road near to the police HQ where they keep the horses so always thought it was normal to see them around town ! Check out my blog for things to do around Edinburgh that you may have not discovered yet. Enjoy Auld Reekie, Alison

  2. Talene Bilazarian says:

    Hey Becca,
    Talene Bilazarian here. Happy Easter! We are sitting round talking with your parents here in Andover. We are very interested in St. Andrews University and we were wondering about your initial transition into the country. Could you send me the link to your first blog? We’d love to hear about your initial thoughts. But we have plenty of foodies here who will check this one regularly.We hope that when we visit St. Andrew’s we can visit you in Edinborough!

    happy easter and enjoy today.

  3. Melanie Bilazarian says:

    Tal fwded your email and blog. Now that I have your blog, I am cancelling my subscription to Martha Stewart Living. What a wonderful chronicle of your life and passions. The photos are just beautiful and us Bilazarian foodies are going to be all over your recipes. We will now be able to keep closer in touch. Tal & I are headed off tomorrow to NC and Virginia to tour some campuses so I will have more time then. For now, let me just say that your parents surprising me at my 50th party was the most cherished gift of the night. She told all the guests of her concierge level shopping experience to find her mother of the bride dress for your wedding. Me double parked on newbury St while she ran in and out of shops and I in my suburban w/ the flashers blinking! I have such fond memories of all the Bergs! Oh and if you get a second, i am in need of any contact info you have of your wedding photographer. My niece is getting married and your photographer was the best!

    much love to you and Scotty, Melanie

  4. Allie says:

    YAY Becca! i’m so excited to have your blog addy again. I’m subscribing to your RSS Entries right now! Can’t wait to “catch up” via bloggy land!

  5. Dimmulain says:

    heh.. “Freshly pressed” page does its business! 🙂 Saw your “Glorious. Absolutely amazing” post and decided to pay a visit. Massive pictures, indeed. Even saved some to HDD.


  6. Hi-
    I’m the editor of Expat Arrivals.com (http://www.expatarrivals.com), a site devoted to developing comprehensive destination guides aimed at easing expat transitions abroad. Currently we’re working on creating an Edinburgh city guide, but we need expats like yourself to share their unique insight in order to make the information as accurate as possible.

    Would you be interested in contributing in exchange for a promotional profile where you could levy exposure for yourself, your blog or your business.

    I look forward to hearing from you and hope we can work together in the future. Thanks for your time and consideration.


  7. Hello — just found the BFB curriculum, and through it, you. Do you have any more guides planned?

  8. Really great blog – looking forward to more great reads! *Subscribe!

  9. Andrew Kirillov says:

    I am Andrew.Nice to meet you.This is my first trip to France.I am very excited about it.Today youngsters cares little for national barriers and joining the globalised world.Great! Moscow,13.11.2011

  10. xandreverkes says:

    Hi There Becca!!! For motivation & inspiration have a look at your Liebster Award!!! 🙂 **


  11. Michelle Gabrielle says:

    I’m looking for a blog on Paris to follow often. My sister and I plan on visiting for the first time next year. Having just caught this posting for my first one of yours, I’m curious what you share about Paris. Do you cover any meanderings you may make in and about the several arrondisements, as well as pictures? And, can you share language and phrase insights?
    Thank you for your time; you sound as if you’re enjoying the City of Light very much.

  12. jeanne says:

    I have only read a few of your posts thus far but I already feel like I know you…I have always wanted to visit Paris but it has not been in the cards. I think I will be experiencing Paris vicariously thruough…Paris at my doorstep!!! Yes and thanks for the follow, nolagirlatheart.

  13. indiaphare says:

    Hey, I’m passing on the 7×7 link award to you – a dubious honour as it comes with quite a set of rules, but I like your blog and wanted to share it with others. I still think it’s amazing how much we appear to have in common, both little and big. You can see what I wrote about your blog here:
    Thanks for keeping me entertained with your adventures.

  14. anonsparis says:

    Hi! Thanks for the Versatile Blogger Award nomination and for your blog too – I wrpte a few lines about what a comfort it is to read about your time here in Paris…

  15. Max Reynolds says:

    Because I enjoy and admire your blog so much, I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award;. http://maxreynolds.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/nominated-for-the-kreativ-blogger-award/ Please do not feel any pressure to accept the award, I understand if you don’t wish to participate. I appreciate your support of my blog.

  16. Tara says:

    I’m so jealous that you are living in this beautiful city! It’s one of my favourite places that I have been… I look forward to hearing more about your adventures!

  17. Colleen says:

    Hello Rebecca. I am excited to follow your blog and I of course appreciate you linking my post on Mont Saint Michel. I too have been an expat to the Europe, but on shorter stays until now. Hopefully things will go smoothly when I move (back) to Amiens and then eventually Paris. All my luck, and keep up the great posts!

  18. Love your posts! So I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! Check it out here:


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