Monthly Archives: March 2009

Mmm-Mmm Good

  J went to a themed birthday party last night for one of his classmates.  The girl’s name starts with an M so the theme was that attendees had to dress up as something or someone whose name starts with … Continue reading

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Oompah Loompah

  At the guys’ school, the International School of Toulouse, kids in the US-equivalent of middle school grades have just finished a three-night run of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," known better in the US as "Willie Wonka and the … Continue reading

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Who Knew?

  So yesterday, during the first bit of rain that Toulouse has had in over two weeks, I was taking a tour sponsored by the local expat group, Americans in Toulouse.  The tour was ably led by our guide, Elyse, … Continue reading

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That Greve is a Bad Mother – Shut Your Mouth

  Following up on the entry below, " Another Day Another…" Today is occasion for a follow-up nationwide strike in response to the FR government’s "inadequate" response to the January 29 greve.    So as M and I were on … Continue reading

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Another Day Another…

  Greve, or strike.   There was an article in La Depeche a couple of weeks ago headlined, "140 000 manifestants en six mois," or "140,000 demonstrators in 6 months."  It said that since the school year started (an interesting … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Exactly the Swallows Returning to Capistrano…

  But it’ll do.   I remember when – way, way back when – I was kid up in Northern NY, folks would look for the proverbial first robin sighting of the year.  Sighting one was proof that spring was … Continue reading

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Spring’s Done Sprung

  For those of you still in winter’s grasp, maybe you can take heart that spring is coming.  Over here dans la Sud de France, a recent spell of tres beau weather has buds a-poppin’ and flowers a-burstin’.   Closeup … Continue reading

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