Category Archive: General

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Mar 09 2014

Which ‘apps’ are best for learning French?

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The best apps for learning French

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Feb 10 2013

no escaping… the memory of Thierry Roland

An article in my local newspaper on a recent France-Germany ‘friendly’ soccer match at the Stade de France informed us that the commentary box had been officially baptized with the name Thierry Roland in memory of the legendary French TV soccer commentator. This is what I wrote about him in Chapter 11 ‘A Sporting France’ …

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Feb 04 2013

no escaping crêpes, or ‘fat Tuesday’

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I have just been to a delightful Candelas crêpe party, where I indulged in far more pancakes than I care to admit. Candlemas is such a lovely word, although seldom heard these days, and of course the French occasion, officially held today Sunday 3rd February, is known as la Chandeleur.

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Jan 31 2013

If you want to see Hopper … at midnight in Paris … be quick!

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The Edward Hopper exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris, has been extended: from now until the 31st January, it’s open Saturday to Thursday until 11pm each night, then from Friday 1st Feb at 9am, it’s open day and night until 11pm on February 3rd.

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Jan 29 2013

no escaping Hemingway on the left bank

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The left bank is well known for its connections to Hemingway, and his A Moveable Feast is rich in descriptions of his life there, and the many cafes and other addresses he used to frequent, including Le Select where he often went for coffee in the mornings.

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Jun 06 2012

no escaping sexism…?

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But in France, one sees so much representation of female flesh in the large advertising posters stuck everywhere, especially on the walls of the metro, that I wonder whether lingerie football would have much appeal.

Then again, I could be wrong. I’d be very interested to hear the views of French men and women on this topic…

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