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So cold it’s hot Posted by on Jan 18, 2022

January is doing what January does. Days may be getting longer, but the holidays are behind us, le ciel est gris, et il fait froid. For those of you, like me, who are tired of the cold and grey, here’s a fun little virtual escape in the form of a song from. Ça caille ……

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Stromae est de retour Posted by on Jan 14, 2022

⚠ Warning: The song shared below talks about struggles with mental illness and suicide ideation and may be upsetting to some.  Stromae vient de dévoiler son nouveau single “L’enfer” – Stromae has just unveiled his new single “Hell”. Il est de retour – he is back! It’s a somber song, and perhaps a sentiment a…

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A love letter to France Posted by on Jan 11, 2022

The French, in my experience, uniquely love language and eloquence. A new(ish) television show – and an addition to the infamous bac! – highlight this. Le Grand Oral Airing for the first time in 2019, Le Grand Oral is a program on France2 “[qui] met en scène douze candidats [dans] un grand concours d’éloquence”.  “Lors de…

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Macron in charge Posted by on Jan 4, 2022

Today is le mardi 4 janvier, and as it does every year, January marks the beginning of a new year. Bienvenue à 2022! January this year also marks the start of a new 6 month term for France as the head of the Conseil de l’Union européenne making Emmanuel Macron responsible for the group while…

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A French New Year Posted by on Dec 31, 2021

Bonne année! Happy New Year! 2022 is almost here and I am chanceuse (lucky) to be spending it amongst friends in France. I wanted to share a poem with you so you can celebrate à la française (French style) as well: _______________________________ Bonne année Tristan Derème Voici la nouvelle année Souriante, enrubannée, Qui pour notre…

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10 … 9 … 8 … Posted by on Dec 28, 2021

Christmas has come and gone and the new year is at hand. Sadly this December 31st’s festivities in Paris will be muted again à cause de Covid. “Il y aura une interdiction des rassemblements festifs ainsi qu’une interdiction des concerts et feux d’artifice [… et] la vente et la consommation d’alcool sera aussi prohibée.” The…

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A Réveillon Raclette Posted by on Dec 21, 2021

It’s almost time for another Christmas Eve Réveillon. While le repas de Noël can often be fancy and festive, sometimes you’re just in the mood for something simple and convivial. If you’re looking for something different, perhaps you’d consider a Réveillon Raclette. La Raclette This delicious French/Swiss meal that Josh first described for us back…

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