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Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – France 7 – Tanya in Transition

Tanya in Transition

Transatlantic move and wedded bliss. That’s my story. I left my job of 13 years to find happiness and self-fulfillment in France. My blog is about what follows!


For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with France and most things French. Included in this list is French food. Yes, the quintessential icon of French food/baking, le croissant, is one of my favourite indulgences. It doesn’t just end there. Other favourites include: duck confit, la mamie’s escargot at Christmas, rabbit (oh so cute yet oh so yummy!) and champagne! Non-food favourite things include: the Eiffel Tower; Moliere; the Seine; the Arc de Triomphe; the towns of Bonnieux, Chateauneuf du Pape; and the Sunday market in Coustellet.

Some of my friends find my French obsession to be a little strange. I was born in Jamaica and it seems a far stretch I suppose. But, there are two things at play. First, I spent most of my life in Toronto, Canada. It was in school in Toronto that I found this love for France. Lucky for me that I found a French man to help me cultivate my passion. Second, Jamaicans are everywhere.

The next stop for this Jamaican-Canadian: Nice, France!

Read Tanya’s blog.

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  1. Barbaraobrien says:


    My name is Barbara O’Brien and I am a political blogger. Just had a question about your blog and couldn’t find an email—please get back to me as soon as you can (barbaraobrien(at)


  2. Ontariowoman says:

    Hi Tanya,
    Thanks for sharing your dreams. We have the same background. Jamaican Canadian living and working in Toronto, Canada. Long time dreams to experience all things French also. The last time I was in France was 26 ears ago. Now I’m pining away…Are you in Paris?

  3. Tanya says:

    Hi Barbara,
    I have a contact me form on my blog but you can email me at tanyajtait(at)


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