Tag Archives: Toulouse

Fifty Shades of Grey

Or…why the Leguevin baseball team is called the Duckies. Before we first moved to France, way back in ought-six, M’s British colleagues told how much we were going to enjoy the weather of Toulouse. “It’s so sunny,” they would enthuse. … Continue reading

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The More Things Change…

After being gone from France for three years, it was inevitable that things would change. The first thing we noticed was how much housing construction is going on. We’ve been told that the population of the Toulouse area has grown … Continue reading

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Th-th-that’s (Nearly) All Folks

Hello. It’s been a while (3+ months) since the last entry. There’s a reason for that: we moved…back to the US. Our 8-1/2 year stay in France started out in 2006 as a 3-year gig, but it kept being extended as … Continue reading

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Five Days, 40 Flight Hours, and More than 20,000 Miles

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the last of four ‘route proving’ trips for Airbus’ new A350 XWB. Leaving early on Saturday morning, we headed first to Doha, Qatar. Scenically, this was the best trip: we flew over Sardinia and … Continue reading

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The Big 5-Oh-Oh

Once upon a time…”Be gentle dear reader: this is my first blog.” That entry was dated January 9, 2007 – almost seven years and four months ago. Since then, there have been hundreds of stories – big and small, international … Continue reading

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The Fourth of July at Toulouse

One of the first concepts I learned after moving here was the idea of the ‘Toulouse quart d’heure.’ This is when you ask someone to meet you at a certain time and they’re inevitably 15 minutes – un quart d’heure … Continue reading

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First Flight of the A350 XWB – The Flyby and Landing

Four hours after it took off, MSN1 – the first flight aircraft of the A350 XWB family – got ready to return to the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. The test flight went great and the crew were really enjoying themselves and they … Continue reading

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