Archive | January, 2011

A Frenchman’s attempt at a pick-up

I’ve fought crime in Nice.  Really.  (Click here.) I’ve tapped my toes to an accordeonist in the Metro in Paris. And, on Tuesday night, I was on the receiving end of a poorly constructed pick-up line. T’is true I tell you; I do not lie.  This all happened under the watchful eye of my husband […]

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Getting my groove on in Cannes

Canadians. Neil Young.  Paul Anka.  Leonard Cohen.  Roch Voisine.  Michael Bublé.  k-os.  Haydain Neale.  Bryan Adams.  Justin Nozuka.  Justin Bieber.  (Yes, even Justin Bieber.) Joni Mitchell.  Molly Johnson.  Céline Dion.  Alanis Morissette.  Deborah Cox.  Jully Black.  Feist.  Nelly Furtado.  Diane Krall.  Tegan & Sarah. And “Saidah Baba Talibah.  (Check out her website for her bio.) […]

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A time for firsts

I had to buy some moisturizer this evening.  While this may seem as a small item let me just say this: it was my first time seriously contemplating the moisturizers on the shelf.  And I felt like crying.  All this because my usual supplier (aka my mother) didn’t have my usual moisturizer at home when […]

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Still celebrating the new year

Despite the delay at the airport on arriving in Paris on Monday, 2011 started beautifully.  The same was true for 2010. I don’t know how many of you plan or picture your year ahead but D and I started the habit of the year-in-preview in 2008.  We would look back at the good things that filled […]

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You know you’re in France when…

Certain things probably spring to mind when you think of France.  Baguettes,  pains au chocolat and yummy pastries  Pompidou and de Gaulle.  The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.  Wine and cheese. Ask a français or an expat and they would probably add:  le mouvement social(aka the strike).  It’s a popular activity among the French.  Love […]

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New year but same ol’ me

The Great White North. Toques, canoes, and Tim Horton. Yes my friends, my good friends, I’m in Canada.  Actually, I’m in Toronto being spoiled by my mother and trying to enjoy the winter weather! D and I celebrated le reveillon with his family in Coustellet.  This wasn’t my first Christmas in France so I knew […]

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