Monthly Archives: December 2011

Dining at a Two-Star Restaurant

I went with the most self-explanatory title, but I had so many other ideas for titles for this entry: “Never has so little led to being so full.” “The Stepford Kids.” “Live to eat, not eat to live.” “Nope. This … Continue reading

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O’ Little Town of Leguevin

Our little town hosted a Christmas market today. What better day than the day before Christmas to host a Christmas market. Pere Noel was there: Since tomorrow, Sunday, is the Big Day, the usual Sunday market was also held today, albeit with … Continue reading

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More Fun French Facts in the News

Yesterday, I brought to your attention some current events. But we’ll start off today’s entry with a two-part story from 75 years ago. “Where was TSA?” We subscribe to the International Herald Tribune, the so-called ‘global edition’ of the NY … Continue reading

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Fun French Facts in the News

Here’s a roundup of news – real news – making headlines in France. The articles come from the Connexion, France’s English-Language Newspaper. “One Bad Apple.” FR has more than 60 million people. In the 12 months ended October 31, some 3,980 … Continue reading

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The In(door)s and Out(door)s of Noel

Every year – or so it seems – I take the camera to the mall in Blagnac to get pix of how they’ve decorated the place. And every year I take the camera to the marche de Noel down in … Continue reading

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Papa Noel? That Was Easy.

In my story last year about being Santa’s helper, I said how I learned that the German name for Santa Claus is ‘Weihnachtsmann.’ This year, thanks to an influx of Spanish kids at the IST, I learned that the Spanish … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…Thanksgiving

“Someday you’ll be able to laugh about this and blog about it.” So said the lovely missus mere moments after a near-disaster of epic or at least comedy movie proportions. Sure, it’s been more than three weeks since that fateful day but … Continue reading

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