Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Top 8 of Top 10s

My favorite Sunday paper supplement, Femina magazine, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. And to mark the occasion it took a poll of its readers and asked them to give their responses regarding events, cultural items, people and more of the … Continue reading

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Like Father, Like Son?

After previously writing aboutĀ Driving Courtesy Days in FR, I found a couple of examples of a lack of courtesy. “Let’s See What this Twingo Can Really Do.” In FR, the cars of new drivers have a big red ‘A’ on … Continue reading

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Driver Courtesy Days in France. Who Knew?

According to a little article in the most recent edition of the monthly Diagonale newsletter – a sort of FR Pennysaver newspaper – March 19-24 were the International Days of Road Courtesy. The normal contents of this paper are ads/stories … Continue reading

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Fete de la Cocagne

First, it’s the fete de la ‘cocagne,’ not, well, you know what you’re thinking it is. The word, according to Wiki,Ā  is the name of a mythical ‘land of plenty.’ And each year, the little hilltop town of St. Felix … Continue reading

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The Best of Alice Cooper: ‘I’m 18’ and ‘School’s Out’

Seven years ago, when we first thought about moving to FR (for three years), D was dead set against the idea. “My friends are here. I don’t know anybody there. I don’t speak FR.” All those legitimate reasons and more. … Continue reading

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A Trip into Memory Diner

It’s amazing how sometimes an old song can bring back memories. I was driving back home from LeClerc and I had on my current favorite radio station, Radio Montaillou. These guys play everything and I mean everything. One set list … Continue reading

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Mirepoix: Truly One of the Plus Beau Villages of France

As I wrote in the prior entry, we like going to various Plus Beaux Villages of France. The last one we visited was Sarrant, which is cute and quaint but…frankly, it needs a little spring cleaning. With another gorgeous set … Continue reading

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