Monthly Archives: September 2012

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Kermit was right. But it’s also pretty darn hard being the owner of a green swimming pool. I used to poke fun at a friend of mine who owned a house where the pool was broken when they moved in … Continue reading

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A Four-Hour French Lesson With Great Food

I wrote last year about our neighborhood’s first annual block party. With school back in session, people back to work, and summer vacation done, it was time for the second edition. This year, there was a bonus: Jean-Marc, our across-the-street … Continue reading

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Journees du Patrimoine – Toulouse

If at first you don’t succeed…sneak in on the second try. Segue to…One of the things I truly enjoy about living in FR is its remembrance of its heritage. Throughout FR – indeed, throughout Europe – there is a weekend … Continue reading

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Prague, Amsterdam, Paris…Toulouse?

That was the itinerary that brought the newlyweds to Chez Newman a couple of weeks ago. Needless to say, Toulouse-Leguevin was the highlight of their European honeymoon. They arrived from Paris via the train around 6 pm. We then took … Continue reading

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More of Paris in August: Part Le Fin

Time for the last couple of stories and photos from the brief stay that D and I had in Paris last week. “Dang, They’re Strict About Who They Let In.” As long-time readers of this little blog may recall, I’m … Continue reading

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More of Paris in August: Part Deux

As promised (warned) in yesterday’s entry, I’m back with a few stories and photos from the brief trip D and I made to Paris last week: “I Think One of the Japanese Guys Wants to Go Water Skiing.” D wanted … Continue reading

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More of Paris in August

Some wise guy (as in, um, smarty pants, not as in sage) once said that the best thing about Paris in August is that there aren’t any Parisiens there. I don’t know about that, but I do know that there … Continue reading

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