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What’s On My Shelves?

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This trivial post was inspired by a rainy Sunday afternoon, a camera in hand, the need for a blog post, and a house full of people . . . which meant I had to clean. In the kitchen, there are

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

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)

Heritage

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I have managed to make it through the day (the Wednesday) in spite of being a rather sad case. Pinched nerve in my hip, headache and the beginnings of a sore throat, exhausting circuit of activities in place. I have

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

Grenoble

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When we drove to Provence last week, we took the road sandwiched between the Alps on one side and the Massif Central on the other (the volcano region where we went last year in Auvergne). You’ll wonder why I’m doing

Posted in Culture, France, La Famille (The Family), Le Passé (History), Le Tourisme (The Hot Spots), Les Français (The Frenchies), Les Trésors (The Treasures), Photos, Tourism, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Quick! To the Chateau! (or … not)

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Sir Renaissance has roots in Auvergne. This is one of the reasons we wanted to come, so he could share them with me. (Another reason was the cheap holiday and the kids club, but more on that later). We decided

Posted in France, Le Passé (History), Le Tourisme (The Hot Spots), Les Trésors (The Treasures), Photos, Tourism, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Periwinkle

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I love the color periwinkle. I love the name, which reminds me of wink. And twinkle. I love the shade that hovers between light blue and purple. Sometimes there’s just enough purple in the blue to almost constitute periwinkle.  (This

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

Who Wunnit?

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I have the results of my poorly publicized contest, and you know what’s wonderful about poorly publicized contests? You have a 1 in 20 chance of winning! YAY! Here are the names. I like to do this the tech-savvy way.

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

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