Pourquoi se casser la tête?

Translation:  why break your head?  WORRY!!! Just have a look at this monkey.  Tired? Lonely? Bored? I found him hidden amongst the throngs of tourists,in a quaint village called Pezenas, in the South of France. This weary soul showed me the effects of a ‘broken head’… exhausted by worry or some dis-ease. His head lays heavily upon […]

“Il faut tourner… Roll Baby Roll

“Il faut tourner sept fois sa langue dans sa bouche avant de parler” Sounds foreign? It is too many! But this is not the case for my family. I lived with this expression each day at home. So what does it mean? Turn your tongue seven times in your mouth prior to speaking. Why now? […]

What makes a good dinner?

Last night, I had a fabulous dinner with three courses and desert, some good wine and delightful conversation.   Such a romantic evening! Here in France, dinner is typically not served until later in the evening; it is very common to eat around 8 or even 9 pm.  In North America,  that would be consider […]

France here I come

I am busy packing up my luggage for a long trip to France!  if you could see my room, you would laugh.  Clothes, shoes, books and general stuff strewn all over the place.  I am like a little girl excited about my big adventure.  What to take?  What to leave behind? Next week, I will […]

Shadow on the Wall

France is sexy and very proud of it.  It is a country where flirting, public signs of affection and seduction is la recette du jour! But recently, things changed.  Our media and theirs has been flooded with images of a powerful public figure who has been arrested for allegedly  trying to rape a woman.  Dominique Strauss-Kahn known […]