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France Today
Johhny is originally form Britain and has lived in France off-and-on for the past seven years. He blogs about politics, sports, reviews, travel. A slice of life in France.
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  • Fleur Pellerin - the French minister of culture who hasn't read a book for two years 1 day ago Here's a question for you.What was the last book you read?Don't worry if you can't remember. Or if your answer is that you haven't picked up on for a few months or even years.Because you're not alone.Fleur Pellerin (screenshot - clip from Le Supplément, Canal +)Astonishingly enough (perhaps -...
  • Perth opera company drops Bizet's "Carmen" for "smoking reasons" 5 days ago Name an opera - a French one.The chances are it'll be Georges Bizet's "Carmen" - famous among opera aficianados and those not so "in the know" if you like.It's staged regularly worldwide and in fact - get this - is, according to Operabase, a company to which over 700 opera houses report their...
  • Friday's French music break - Étienne Daho, "En surface" 6 days ago Friday's French music break this week is from a singer who first broke on to the music scene back in 1981.It's "En surface", the most recent single from Étienne Daho and taken from his 2013 album "Les Chansons de l'innocence retrouvée"Étienne Daho (screenshot from official video of "En...
  • Paul McCarthy's giant "sex toy" inflatable Tree sculpture deflates in Paris 1 week ago What's the difference between a work of art and an anal sex toy?Well, according to some, only size - at least when it comes to the most recent work from American artist, Paul McCarthy."Tree" a temporary (very much so, as it turned out) 24-metre high inflatable green sculpture "adorned" the swanky...
  • Friday's French music break - Christine and the queens, "Saint Claude" and the album "Chaleur humaine" 1 week ago All right, so the last "exception" a couple of weeks ago about not featuring an artist or group more than once as Friday's French music break, is about to be broken again.And with good reason.Because the choice this week is "Saint Claude" from the excellent debut album "Chaleur humaine" from...

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Debbie
14:45 PM October 28, 2012

Wonderfully written text... and I fully recognise myself as a commercial addict... And I'm never one to get up and put the kettle on when the commercials come on... I leave it to my husband... as for the cashmere commercial... well, I hope Arthur (that's my significant other) will see the yeti commercial (is it a yeti?) and think "Oh... that's something that Debbie would love to have for Christmas"... so who knows, I'll keep you posted!

Christophe
14:57 PM October 28, 2012

Very informative, well written with a good sense of humour, and - what's important - always relevant to what's going on in France. Look forward to read more!

Jay
21:26 PM October 28, 2012

Normally a cynic when it comes to foreigners blogging about the country they live in, I've had to come off my high-horse with France Today. This guy nails every topic with incisive, informed writing topped off with great wit -- and I don't usually subscribe to the British sense of humor! How does he do it? And is this Summerton dude planning to write a compilation of his best posts for publishing? It would make a phenomenal Xmas present for all my colleagues who often send round his stories about Les Frogs to each other! Alors? Allez, Johnny make our day!

M
16:37 PM October 29, 2012

super duper!

Harry B.
09:54 AM October 30, 2012

What I especially love about this blog is the gently mocking approach in the way many of the stories are written. There is an eclectic range of posts, but what I really enjoy finding out more about are some of the singers and groups featured in Friday's French music break. Keep it up.

Tom Linley
11:15 AM November 04, 2012

Super blog by an incredible writer, bravo!

Deirdre
16:32 PM November 09, 2012

I'm a fan of the France-today blog. I never know what I'm going to read, sometimes it's politics, sometimes it's arty, sometimes it's complete non-sense. But it's always well written and amusing.

Max Dee
14:43 PM December 04, 2012

This is such an intelligent blog, very well written and always worth a read.

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