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What can I say? Without the French there would be no France. (There would be no Young Lady, Young Knight or Petit Prince either).

La Poussette

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The French word of the day is pousser. It’s pronounced poo-say and it means “to push.” It also means” to grow” (as in plants), and it also means “to grow up” – as in – what kids do. A related

Posted in France, French Words, La Famille (The Family), Les Trésors (The Treasures), Photos, Tout le Reste (Everything else), Vocabulary

So Folks, What’s This?

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What’s this called? What’s it used for? Any ideas?

Posted in France, Les Français (The Frenchies), Les Trésors (The Treasures), Photos, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Chucking the Tree

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How do you combat the distressing, dispiriting process of . . . chucking the tree? Why, you organize a hunt for chocolate ornaments! High up so that the dog can’t get them. Rules of Engagement: All’s fair in love and

Posted in Family, La Famille (The Family), Les Français (The Frenchies), Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Le Dressage

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To “train the dog” is “dresser (dress-ay) le chien” in French. And it’s a long, long (unlooked-for) process to have a nice obedient dog that is dressé. You have this cuteness and this. And then you have this. Christmas takes on

Posted in Family, France, French Words, La Famille (The Family), Les Français (The Frenchies), The Dog, Tout le Reste (Everything else), Vocabulary

The Crèche Santons

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The crèche Santons from Provence is famous in France. Crèche means “Nativity Scene,” and it’s also the word used for “daycare.” Before attending Maternelle, Petit Prince used to go to crèche. It’s pronounced cresh. The notion of the crèche started

Posted in Culture, Family, France, La Famille (The Family), Les Français (The Frenchies), Tout le Reste (Everything else)

A Christmas Carol

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We had our church Christmas service this morning because we’ll be meeting in house church for the next two Sundays, with half the church away for the holidays. We meet in a hotel so there’s none of the solemn stained-glass

Posted in France, French Words, La Famille (The Family), Les Français (The Frenchies), Tout le Reste (Everything else), Vocabulary

Good Tidings We Bring

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I wanted this to be a photo-journalistic post of our tree decorating, our excursion into Paris and the long suffering look on the dog when we finally gave him a bath. But I lost all my photos when I precipitately

Posted in Culture, Family, France, La Famille (The Family), Les Français (The Frenchies), The Kids, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Havens from the Storm

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Even though I’m not in the thick of the battle regarding the storm devastation in my old stomping ground, I rejoice every time I hear that a friend got their power back or gained a working toilet, or had a

Posted in Family, La Famille (The Family), Les Français (The Frenchies), Tout le Reste (Everything else)

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