Monthly Archives: January 2011

4F: Fun (?) French Food Facts (?)

In this past Friday’s weekly FR lesson, our instructor, Valerie, directed us in a discussion about food.  Since I had watched a TV program earlier in the week on FR cuisine being named as a treasure worthy of inclusion on … Continue reading

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Just a Couple of Stories

A couple of events in the past several days: “Like Grandfather, Like Grandson.”  Last week, on an afternoon when I was bringing D back from school, we got to talking about music.  Whilst D plays the trombone (and has for years), … Continue reading

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Fete du Chocolat, Rocamadour, and More

In trying to finish up bringing all of the photo albums from the now-deceased MSN Spaces site to our relatively new home here on WordPress, I’ve discovered a few hidden gems that are worth sharing: The Fete du Chocolat – … Continue reading

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Minerve, Larressingle, St. Bertrand de Comminges and More

Here are photo albums from some more of FR’s Plus Beaux Villages and from another pretty spot: Minerve – Built on a rock column and the base for the Minervois wine AOC. Larressingle – Known as “The Little Carcassone of … Continue reading

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We (Okay, I) Forgot Salzburg

In the course of making sure each of the entries on the blog were updated to include photo albums that didn’t make it over during the transfer from MSN Spaces to WordPress, I noticed that there were some albums that … Continue reading

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French Lessons, Part Deux

In yesterday’s column, “French Lessons,” I wrote about some FR phrases and customs that we’ve recently discussed in class.  One of the items discussed how folks invited to a house for dinner shouldn’t show up early and how they shouldn’t … Continue reading

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French Lessons

Every Friday morning, I have FR lessons up at the Leguevin Maison des Quartiers.  On any given Friday, my fellow students include an Englishman, a Spanish lady, a Portuguese lady, a Mexican lady and two ladies from Morocco.  Here are some … Continue reading

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New and Improved. Honest.

Back in September of last year, I wrote an entry that the Newmans of Leguevin site had moved.  We left MSN Spaces and migrated to the good folks here at WordPress.  The reason for the move was because MSN was … Continue reading

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Puycelci and Bruniquel: Two of “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France”

Technically, the title is true.  Each of these two towns, Puycelci and Bruniquel, is listed as one of “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” – the prettiest villages in FR.  J and I were looking for something to do yesterday … Continue reading

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How We Spent the Christmas Break, Part Trois

After going through Edinburgh and London, respectively, in the last two entries, now’s the time to go through the odds and ends that help make a trip memorable. “‘Do you have Red Leicester?”We’re fresh out.’” And so begins Monty Python … Continue reading

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