Nov 02 2008

Next French president to be a communist?

Campaign poster, early 2007

(Phrase of the week: avoir le vent en poupe = to be on the road to success; literally ‘to have the wind in the stern’) Could the next FRENCH PRESIDENT be a communist? This might not be as far-fetched as it sounds, according to a report I’ve just read in Le Monde, headlined (and please …

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Oct 31 2008

Why I’m starting this blog…

Ile St-Louis from Quai de la Tournelle

Seven reasons why I’m starting a blog called ESCAPE TO PARIS… 1. Ever since I was a child, I have loved France, and especially Paris. Born in the UK, where I lived during my childhood, I always felt that I was growing up on the wrong side of the English Channel. 2. I also adore …

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