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Molars and Moles – strange French facts

Written by on October 9, 2013 in My French Life
Molars and Moles – strange French facts

There are some days when I learn things about French life and traditions that just make me stop in my tracks. My friends two villages along, an expat couple called Gary and Annette, have a very old dog called Bob. He is a strange little creature, a purebred Australian Silky who looks every inch his 11 […]

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Art, life and the Paris Louvre mirror the movies

Written by on October 8, 2013 in My French Life
Art, life and the Paris Louvre mirror the movies

A story of real life at the Louvre museum in Paris mirrors the story of the top film ever made in France. Bienvenue Chez les Ch’tis is a film by director Dany Boon. It tells the tale of a postal services manager in Provence who is transferred to work in Bergues in the Nord-Pas de […]

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My French Life: Home to France and Fred the stalker goose

Written by on May 15, 2012 in My French Life
My French Life: Home to France and Fred the stalker goose

I’ve been away from home for three days and just writing that has made me realise that although I still have a foot in the UK I really am feeling that France is actually home now. I had a great weekend catching up with family and friends in London though nowhere near enough time to […]

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My French Life: Julia Child – the French Chef

Written by on May 11, 2012 in My French Life
My French Life: Julia Child – the French Chef

  I discovered Julia Child just a few months ago after several decades of being completely unaware of her existence.  From this you may deduce I am not an American.  I say this as, since I first heard of her I’ve discovered that she is in fact an institution and a legend to Americans.

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My French Life: Rain rain go away…

Written by on May 9, 2012 in My French Life
My French Life: Rain rain go away…

It’s a blue day today – not blue skies – a blue feeling day.  It’s rained every day now for four weeks. Here in the Pas-de-Calais we do not have a hosepipe ban – the way things are going we will need to invest in a small boat to get about!

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Oh la la – my faux pas…

Written by on May 8, 2012 in My French Life
Oh la la – my faux pas…

Not very far from where I live, there’s a tiny village, quite pretty with a handful of houses along the side of the road which leads to somewhere else more inhabited. There are two commercial buildings. One is a butcher’s shop – it’s very traditional looking and sells fabulous fresh meat from local farms. Opposite […]

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Lily of the Valley on May Day in France

Written by on April 30, 2012 in My French Life with 0 Comments
Lily of the Valley on May Day in France

My sister came to stay at the weekend and she brought her granddaughter Lily with her. Lily’s name sake is the lily of the valley flower. These delicate plants are absolutely everywhere at this time of the year in France. They fill the shelves in shops and perfumethe air with their beautiful scent. I knew […]

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My French Life: Remy to the Rescue

Written by on April 27, 2012 in My French Life
My French Life: Remy to the Rescue

As its approaching May, we normally start to cut down the amount of heating that we need in the house. We don’t have central heating but a big log fire which heats most of the downstairs and then we have additional oil heaters or electric heaters as needed.

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My French Life: A night on the tiles!

Written by on April 25, 2012 in My French Life with 0 Comments
My French Life: A night on the tiles!

Normally, as I said to my friend Katt, when it comes to nightlife, bugger all goes on round here. Where I live, there are no bars within walking distance – marathon running distance maybe but I am not a marathon runner and neither is Katt.

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My French Life: Holiday like a hamster in France

Written by on April 20, 2012 in My French Life with 0 Comments
My French Life: Holiday like a hamster in France

. I know that lots of people love their animals to extremes and I myself am pretty fond of my own animals and I adore my sister’s dog Louis – he’s like a human in dog form.  He pretty much communicates and has different noises for things he wants, a low growl for biscuits, a […]

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