Monthly Archives: October 2012

Playing With Your Food

We (oui?) French – or we Americans living in FR – love our food. A few foodie stories: “My Dream?” A big FR hardware chain, Bricorama, is appealing a ruling that would fine them up to 19 million euros. The … Continue reading

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The Lovely Missus is Trying to Kill Me

But luckily, our neighbor stopped her. A little background: About 10 days ago, our area was hit by hurricane force winds over the course of a couple of days. Naturally, it wreaked havoc on our satellite TV. After a couple … Continue reading

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Americans: The French Are Hairy Communists Who Don’t Bathe

According to the website of TF1, a FR TV channel, that’s what Americans think of the French. And as they say on late night (American) TV infomercials: But wait! There’s more! As posted on the Connexion website, here are the … Continue reading

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Hunting Cows in Toulouse

Paraphrasing the immortal Elmer Fudd: “Be very, very quiet. I’m hunting cows.” I didn’t actually say that aloud, but I was thinking it. And I was looking for good shots. The cows I went to shoot were made of fiberglass. … Continue reading

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The Last Cornwall Story

Two weeks ago, D and I arrived in Falmouth to get him started on his university life. Over a whirlwind four-day period, we got him through the initial campus paperwork, settled into his dorm and outfitted his pantry. He met … Continue reading

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Twins!

Way back when (April 2007 to be precise), I wrote an entry about visit to Mont St. Michel, an Oz-like place sitting on an island in a bay in Brittany. If you’re curious, pix are here: https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=FCB2CF114ECC39C7!431. Anyhoo,┬áD and I … Continue reading

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It’s The End of The World As We Know It

Or at least it’s the end of the world for the Brits. I’m talking about Land’s End. No, not the American clothing retailer. Rather, I’m talking about the point of land in southwestern Cornwall that is the extreme westerly point … Continue reading

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