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The latest news from France Posted by on Mar 22, 2022

The news in France continues to be dominated by la guerre en Ukraine and l’élection présidentielle but, if one looks, there are other interesting événements  insolites happening. Growing up Just over a year ago, I talked about how the Eiffel Tower was getting a make-over/new paint job ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games. Now the iconic…

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Its just too nice to work Posted by on Jun 8, 2021

After a few too many weekends pluvieux, I was thrilled to wake up this Saturday to un beau ciel tout bleu et un grand soleil. On a day like that its hard to get anything done because its just too nice to work! Il fait trop beau pour travailler The weather got me thinking about…

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A novel solution to food waste Posted by on May 18, 2021

Photo by Christian West from Pexels

Sustainability is a topic we hear a lot about these days. Global initiatives like the United Nations Goals for Sustainable Development encourage all of us to think about ways that we can help ensure that our home remains vibrant and viable. This week I came across a novel solution to food waste that might help…

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A word to the weather wise Posted by on May 4, 2021

While my musings tend to turn to France (with occasional detours north of the border!), French is a global language and la Francophonie has a global footprint.  This week we’ll look at two examples that remind us of the richness of French in all its global grooviness. A world of language Spoken in une trentaine…

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From Earth Day to the moon Posted by on Apr 27, 2021

Two events last week reminded me of the amazing nature of and possibility represented by our amazing home, la Terre. Come along with me this week as we journey from Earth Day to the moon! From Earth Day … Le jeudi 22 avril was le Jour de la Terre (alternatively known as la Journée de la…

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A French picnic Posted by on Apr 13, 2021

Photo taken by and used with permission from Tim Hildreth

Few things in life are as enjoyable as a picnic. When I was living in France we would often pack un panier for an impromptu lunch to break up the drive to the country or simply for an outing to enjoy nature. Last week’s post – with its oranges sur les marches du Sacré Coeur –…

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Spotlight on Le Grand Paris Posted by on Mar 30, 2021

I’ve shared bits and pieces about the ongoing travaux taking place in and around Paris to get ready not just for les JO 2024 but for the future in general. This week I found a little video that – in addition to including lots of great vocabulary – puts a spotlight on Le Grand Paris…

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