Archive | April, 2012


Mayday: the international radiotelegraph distress signal used by ships and aircrafts.  It’s origin?  (Venez) m’aider, French for (come) help me! Mayday is also one of my favourite programs on the Discovery Channel. If you’ve never watched an episode — I think I’ve seen them all — and if you’re not a fan of flying this […]

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Picture this: cherry blossoms

I love cherry blossoms and their delicate sweet fragrance.  Despite the fact that I hate to get up-close-and-personal with bugs of any kind, I will gladly poke my nose into almost any flower. I do like to stop and smell the roses and the cherry blossoms. Sometimes you are just forced to stop…or to take […]

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Two hours in Ménerbes

This time last year, I was in Toronto preparing to return to France with my mother in tow.  Even though we’re only a few days into April, much like last year, much of France was blessed with an early spring.  Even Paris had shrugged off her grey coat in favour of sunny skies. D and […]

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