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Archive for November, 2019

French Commercial – Sharing the work Posted by on Nov 26, 2019

Ariel is not just famously the Petite Sirène (Little Mermaid), in France, it is also the name of a well-known laundry detergent. On my recent trip to France, I saw the following commercial that resonated with me. Commercials are not only a great way to learn vocabulary, since they are often very concrete and the…

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La Place Dauphine – Paris Posted by on Nov 19, 2019

I’ve been to Paris so often that sometimes I think I must have seen it all (even though I know I have so much more to discover!) On my recent trip, I got to discover one of those little hidden gems that make Paris so wonderful … and I had been walking right by it…

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From Paris With Love Posted by on Nov 12, 2019

I recently spent the weekend in Paris. Two very important people in my life were celebrating leur 25e anniversaire de mariage (25th wedding anniversary) and since I had been at their wedding 25 years ago, it seemed only fitting to go back for the party! While I (happily!) spent most of my time visiting with loved…

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Retro French Music – Michel Fugain Posted by on Nov 5, 2019

Michel Fugain is a French singer and songwriter who, with his ‘Big Bazar’, chanté l’insouciance et la joie de vivre (sang about being carefree and about the joys of living). This week, just for fun, a song from the early 1970’s that embodies this spirit (and will, I hope, tide you over until i have…

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