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- Friday's French music break - Julien Doré, "Chou Wasabi" 15 hours ago Friday's French music break puts paid to the myth that contestants, let alone winners, of TV talent shows have a limited appeal after their 15-minutes of small screen fame, lack originality and are simply a product of prime time television.That might well be the case of the vast majority of...
- French finance minister says government policies "bearing fruit" as Fitch lowers France's rating to AA - say what? 1 day ago You don't need to be an expert in economics to know there's something not quite right about two pieces of news that broke towards the end of last week.First up ratings agency Fitch reduced France's credit grade from AA+ to AA saying that the country's "efforts to trim its fiscal deficit have fallen...
- Closer magazine "outs" Front National's Florian Philippot 1 week ago So a prominent member of the far-right Front National (FN), Florian Philippot, is apparently gay.Florian Philippot (screenshot i>Télé interview November 2014)It's not exactly a secret, although not a story with which the media the rest of the French media has been prepared to run.Until, that...
- François Hollande's Kazakh fur hat and coat photo does wonders for his "plonker" image - yet again 1 week ago The French president, François Hollande, might have a reputation for being an academic egghead - an alumnus of the prestigious École nationale d'administration (ENA) and all that.And he's equally well-known for cracking jokes (not always successfully) and (unfortunately) being chronically late...
- Nicolas Sarkozy and Alain Juppé - the battle of the opinion polls 2 weeks ago Another day, another poll - and one involving the former president, Nicolas Sarkozy...of course.Well it is France after all.Yes, there are other things happening in France - and not just in the world of political surveys. Sarkozy, for example, is busy "pleasing all" (or trying to) and attempting...
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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!
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!
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!
16:37 PM October 29, 2012
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.
11:15 AM November 04, 2012
Super blog by an incredible writer, bravo!
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.
14:43 PM December 04, 2012
This is such an intelligent blog, very well written and always worth a read.