Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

I have so much gratitude towards my neighbor who kindly invited the children and I on a road trip to Thoiry, France.

I asked him what it was like to live next door to a single mum of two lively kids.

I share beautiful photos from Thoiry animals below. This is a zoo unlike others, where you can drive through the wild animals, zebras, giraffes, bears, wolves and many others.

Seeing animals feels somewhat magical. Personally, I am never in contact with animals. Maybe this will change in Tunisia. Maybe I’ll have a cat, who knows? It is said that it is the animal which chooses us. What do you think?

Meanwhile, please visit Thoiry zoo if you go to France. The children loved it so much.

A big black bear just outside the car:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

The whole lion family:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

Mister Zebra I respect you:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

So close:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

So much grace:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

Even a white wolf!

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

The pretty giraffes:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

Thank you Thoiry zoo!

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

My favorite picture:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

 

 

Traveling as single mother with kids and protecting your wealth Affordable #travel

Traveling as single mother with kids and protecting your wealth Affordable #travel

With experience, I find it so much better to book the flights myself whenever I go to Tunisia instead of relying on a travel agency and paying extra for it. Once I arrive in the country, then I can book a hotel there, not in advance. Of course as single mum, I found it reassuring to rely on a travel agent, but it was not money smart.

One of my friend had a similar experience in Thailand. Please share if you had a similar experience somewhere so we can help as many women as possible to protect their wealth.

How to rent a villa in Tunisia long-term? Practical tips -Tunisia 3:3

How to rent a villa in Tunisia long-term? Practical tips -Tunisia 3:3

First step to rent a house in Tunisia: choosing an estate agent or contract directly with the landlord.

Second step: execute the contract by signing it in three original copies.

Third step: the landlord legalizes the three contracts at the town hall for TND 3.

Fourth step: the tenant legalizes the three contracts at the town hall for TND 0,750.

It is usual to sign a renting contract for a year, for inhabiting the property only (not for commercial purposes), with a one-month notice period. It will not be required that the tenant proves that he earns three times the amount of the rent.

This is such freedom compared to what happened to me in Paris, France. As single mother of two children, no landlord agreed to rent me a flat, even though I had pay slips to prove I earned three times the rent amount and I was under a contract of undetermined duration. I had to pretend I was single, then for the next flat one of my friend had to pretend he was my boyfriend and living with me. He was the one who had pay slips at the time. I was going back to college and only living on savings.

I love having freedom now. I savor every bit of it. I love choosing how I want to manage my life and my finances.

How to rent a villa in Tunisia long-term? Practical tips -Tunisia 3:3

 

 

My first-aid kit for the whole family #travel

My first-aid kit #travel

Whenever I travel somewhere, my first-aid essentials are activated charcoal, arnica homeopathic remedy, disinfectant and plasters.

super activated charcoal

 

 

For the first time in my life I rent a house -Tunisia 2:3

For the first time in my life I rent a house -Tunisia 2:3

After having lived for over seven years with my children in tiny studio flats, renting a house in which my kids will have their own room for the first time is a big achievement. In my book The Knot in the Spiral, I share how hard these years have been. More importantly, I share the techniques I used to rebuild my life. I rebuilt my life until I was able to rent a house with a bedroom for each of my kids.

the knot in the spiral by claire samuel

 

 

My heart is torn between 2 houses or conscious choice #integrity and positive education -Tunisia 1:3

My heart is torn between two houses or consciously choosing #integrity and positive education Living in Tunisia 1:3

I refuse to sacrifice myself for my children. I do not want them to carry on their shoulders the burden of guilt. When it comes to choosing a house to live in, I face a difficult choice between two places to rent.

I love the first house we visited, which is actually a ground floor flat, but I will choose the second one which is bigger. I am choosing to make it a priority to have space for the children. I am making this choice with all my awareness. I refuse to complain about this choice to my children in the future. I feel that these next five years with the children are very precious. I know they will fly away from the nest rapidly afterwards. I admit I prefer the first place, but I focus on the positive traits of the second one. Hence, I will get a garden to grow vegetables and the children can walk to school without having to cross a busy road.