Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sarrant: Another Plus Beau Village de France

We’re currently having a stretch of beautiful weather (we’re also having a drought, but that’s a story for another day). So last weekend, the lovely missus and I decided to take a short drive out into the country. The goal: … Continue reading

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If You Buy One, You Gotta Fill it Up

If you buy a wine cave, you have to fill it up. Luckily, in FR, that’s not exactly a problem. See, to celebrate our anniversary late last year, we went and bought a wine cave from EuroCave, ‘the inventer of … Continue reading

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Whiz Kids. Rather, Whiz Adults.

My favorite English-language FR news site, the Connexion, had a, well, interesting story a while back. You’ve heard of Google Street View. The folks there go around with cars or bikes and shoot video of neighborhoods. Then, you can go … Continue reading

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To The Barricades!

It only took about six years, but we finally participated in our first demonstration in FR. In the prior story, I wrote about how the town recently changed the ‘downtown’ traffic pattern. Basically, they took the formerly-two-way main street – … Continue reading

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It Worked for 700 Years…So Let’s Change It

Recently, the mairie decided to change the town’s traffic pattern. The goal is admirable: provide more parking for the town’s merchants located on the main drag, Avenue de Gascogne. An inexhaustive search by my brain indicates that the main drag … Continue reading

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Another Musical Interlude

Due to whelming demand, I present another set of FR music I’ve been enjoying: “L’Etranger” (The Foreigner) by Gerald Depalmas. This has FR lyrics and a English-language chorus. The video is unremarkable, other than some impressive scenes of crashing waves. “J’en … Continue reading

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