Monthly Archives: February 2012

Silence is Golden – Twice

This past Sunday was a beautiful day. I needed to get out and about. Alas, D had homework/studying to do and the lovely missus had her own homework for work. So if I was going to do something, I was … Continue reading

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French Comfort Food and Not So Comfort(able) Food

Leave it to UNESCO-listed FR cooking to take something as basic as mac ‘n’ cheese and turn it into something, well, more high class. I was leafing through the last week’s TV supplement in the Sunday paper, when I saw this: … Continue reading

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A Ghost Town and The Cadillac of, Well, Cadillac

As I wrote in the last entry, the lovely missus and I took a trip up to Bordeaux this past weekend. Bordeaux is a pretty place – the architecture is a lot different than that in Toulouse. After spending the … Continue reading

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Bordeaux at Night

As the FR singer Gaetan Roussel sang, “time to get away, gotta help myself.” So the lovely missus and I headed up to Bordeaux for a belated anniversary and Valentine’s Day gift to each other. First, the city of Bordeaux. … Continue reading

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This Musical Interlude is Brought to You by…

It’s a cold day – again – and I’ve been in the house listening to some FR music. I managed to find videos for some of my favorites. So…for your listening amusement: “Un Rayon de Soleil” by William Balde. On … Continue reading

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Hapless in Southern France

As I wrote in yesterday’s story, we’re in the midst of the coldest stretch of weather that southern FR has experienced in 25 years. Here are some random observations on the cluelessness of some local drivers and the timidity of … Continue reading

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The Great (?) Cold Wave of 2-Ought-Eleven

This is our sixth winter in the south of FR. And it’s turning out to be the longest. I loved the January winter: it was one of the warmest on record. But February. Oy! We’re in the midst of the … Continue reading

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