Monthly Archives: December 2012

Toulouse Christmas Market – 2012 Edition

For the past few years, Toulouse has been trying to spiff itself up at Christmastime with a Marche de Noel in Place du Capitole. There are about 100 vendors selling everything from chocolates to candy made with violets, from Laguiole … Continue reading

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O’ Little Lights of Leguevin

I think most Americans would be surprised – and disappointed – by how few FR houses are decorated for Christmas. And I’m not talking about Griswold family-style exterior lighting. I just mean any outdoor lights at all. I’d estimate that … Continue reading

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Notre Nid est Re-Plein

In a prior story, Notre Nid est Vide, I wrote of how the lovely missus and I were empty nesters. Now, for a few weeks, our nest is full again. D finished his first term at Falmouth U in Cornwall, … Continue reading

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Not a Lot of Whimsy at the Mall This Year

Every year I write a little story about the Christmas decorations at the local mall. Pretty much every year since we’ve been here, the mall sets up these animated scenes – things like elves working at Santa’s shop or skating … Continue reading

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Franglais From a French Perspective

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a fun (?) experience I had trying to spell a client’s name. I ended up spelling half of her name in FR, the other in English. And then vice-verse. Well, on Sunday, … Continue reading

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