Category Archive: General

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Nov 08 2010

No escaping… retirement at 62

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Demonstrations against Sarkozy’s reforms to the pension and retirement system.

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Oct 03 2010

Escaping ugly shoes

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The Mephisto company, in particular, has the most beautiful shoes that are soft and comfortable, with moulded soles. They are made in Alsace. I bought two pairs of sandals, as it was summer in Paris, and that was all I wore during the heatwave in July.

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Jul 26 2010

No escaping the World Cup

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(by guest blogger Andrew McRae) The night before this was taken, the crowd spilled out into the street from La Grille, as the French football team played its first match on the opening day of the World Cup. The French fans didn’t seem too downcast by the drawn result with Uruguay, but of course at …

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Jun 29 2010

No escaping the bleu, blanc, rouge

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By guest blogger, photographer Macondo (Andrew McRae) The shadows lengthen in rue des Barres, looking away from the Seine River on the corner of rue de l’Hotel de Ville. A young man makes his way between the outdoor cafe tables, a student heading home perhaps. I’ve always liked the view up this lane which leads …

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Jun 26 2010

Lunch at Place d’Aligre

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Yesterday we invited my landlady and her boyfriend to lunch. They are a very lovely, groovy pair of 80 year olds. Most of the recipes were experiments but they sort of worked out, especially the main course. This was my attempt to copy the lunch I had in Bonn on Monday at the Deutsche Welle …

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Jun 17 2010

No escaping… the FORCE OUVRIERE

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This post by GUEST BLOGGER  Macondo (Andrew McRae) Today  (Tuesday 15th June), while walking to the Place de la Bastille, Carolyne and I literally stumbled upon the large demonstration by la Force Ouvrière, the largest French workers’ union, against the French government’s plans to raise the pension age and other austerity measures affecting workers and …

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