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Hello, I'm Annie- born in Thailand, raised and educated between California and Montreal. My husband Blake and I took a chance, ditched our California lives and moved to Europe (France) with our three kids back in 2011 and never left.  

Blake and Annie photo at the beach in the South of France

7 years living in France and counting

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