Monthly Archives: November 2012

Behind the Scenes at the Toulouse Train Station

Thanks to Elyse the Magnificent Tour Guide, I and several other lucky area residents got to take a look at the repair shop at Gare Matabiau, the Toulouse train station. Here are a few shots from the day: Advertisements

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The Circus is in Town! The Circus is in Town!

One of the neat little things I find interesting about FR is the attraction that small circuses hold. About every three-four months, a cirque makes its way here, either in LegoLand or next-door Pibrac. Last week, it was the turn … Continue reading

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Le Jour de Merci Donnant

Giving a little love to Art Buchwald’s annual column on how to explain Thanksgiving to the French: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/22/AR2006112201825.html.  

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Franglais on a Molecular Basis

Well, maybe not on that small a basis, but on a letter basis. Like many Anglophones, I often end up uttering English words when I’m speaking French – or vice-verse – to someone. This is Franglais. But I had a … Continue reading

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With a Name Like Pisse-Dru, It’s Got to be Good

Or, “Another Day, Another Wine Story.” Or, “Waiter. Bring us some fresh wine! The freshest you’ve got – this year! No more of this old stuff.” Yesterday’s story was about hunting wines (Elmer Fudd: Be verwy, verwy quiet. I’m hunting … Continue reading

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I’ll Take Three of These, One of Those, and Two of Whatever You Recommend

I think that’s how I put it to the woman manning (?) a Champagne booth at the last Toulouse Foire aux Vins. The foire is held each November at the Parc des Expositions in Toulouse. More than 200 appellations are … Continue reading

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Been There, Done That

Four years ago, when Barack Obama was first elected president, I wrote how our local paper, La Depeche, called his election a ‘planetary event’ and that ‘all the hope of the world’ were invested in it. This time, the paper … Continue reading

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