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Welcoming Le Froid – Cold Weather In French Posted by on Sep 20, 2017

It’s getting cold en France and more than making it harder for me to sleep, le changement (the change) has also left me feeling sick as a dog. While I rest in mon nouveau lit I also have to to pack up les vêtements d’été and start thinking about le temps hivernal (the winter weather)…

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Typical and charming Posted by on Sep 19, 2017

In one of my early posts on Paris, I referred to the opening scene of the movie Julie and Julia in which Meryl Streep playing Julia Child asks about finding somewhere eat, somewhere typique et charmant. At the time I was talking about one of my favorite restaurants in Paris. During my recent travels around…

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Le Président et le code du travail Posted by on Sep 18, 2017

If you’ve been listening to the news lately, you might have heard that the newly elected French president, Emmanuel Macron, has been the subject of protests because of his vision of changing France’s labor laws. In French, labor laws are referred to as le code du travail. Travail, of course, means “work,”  and workers can…

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Dodo, L’enfant Do – Falling Asleep To A French Lullaby Posted by on Sep 13, 2017

The changing seasons mean shorter and colder days en France. The transition from warm summer days to cold winter nights makes me look forward to winter traditions like le marché de Noël. However, being from la Floride, I’m always surprised with how the shorter days end up affecting le sommeil (sleep). Le coucher du soleil…

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Food and drink in Brittany bis Posted by on Sep 12, 2017

Last month as I got ready for my trip to France I put together a post about some of the things I was looking forward to eating and drinking while I was in Paris and la Bretagne (Brittany). I’m happy to report that my culinary trip was a success . . . and included so…

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