Monthly Archives: June 2012

French Lessons Part Two

The phone call I’d been dreading finally came.  I’d been hunting for a teacher of French to adults for a few weeks, as my son is going to French Club summer school over the course of five mornings in the … Continue reading

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The 100 Word Challenge

This post is inspired by Julia over at Julia’s Place.  This weekly challenge is to write a creative piece of 100 words in response to a prompt.  This week’s prompt is: “…in the dark recess of my mind…” I haven’t … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bloggers

Yesterday I was delighted to find myself nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award by Anna over at Mrs Halford’s Blog.  Thank you, kind lady, for making me smile.  The nomination came as a complete surprise, right out of the blue, … Continue reading

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A ray of sunshine

The lovely Older Mum in a Muddle tagged me for this lighthearted award, so thanks go to her for blogging inspiration this weekend and about a subject other than France or the French language.  I’m in danger of becoming obsessed, … Continue reading

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French Lessons Part One

My son is going to French Club Summer School this year (5 mornings for a couple of hours), and although the town is only about 12 miles away, it’s really not worth me coming back home whilst he is learning … Continue reading

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French Cuisine – Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée

Here is the story of my first foray into the world of cooking the French way.  Where better to begin than with French Onion soup.  Not, as I first thought, made with French Onions, whatever they may be, but with … Continue reading

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A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

This book was published in 1989 and I first heard about it a few years after that.  It was made famous by the television film starring John Thaw and Lindsay Duncan.  I’d never quite got around to reading it until … Continue reading

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Interview with Eleanor Prescott, Author

Eleanor Prescott’s debut novel, ALICE BROWN’S LESSONS IN THE CURIOUS ART OF DATING was published by Quercus earlier this year.  Set in a fictitious dating agency, it’s a romantic comedy that marries love, laughs and disastrous first dates with drunken … Continue reading

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Almost French by Sarah Turnbull

  I read this book when it was first published in 2005 and really enjoyed it.  It gave me itchy feet and wanderlust.  As part of my current project to learn about France, its inhabitants and the French language, I … Continue reading

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Souvenirs from France

Here are my souvenirs from our visit to Disneyland Paris a couple of weeks ago, a Minnie Mouse cup and bowl.  I’ve posted them for no other reason than I think that they are incredibly cute, they came from France … Continue reading

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