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- Learn what "quiproquo" means via this familiar synonym + Vive Smokey! 3 months ago Our soon-to-be 13-year-old, Smokey and day lilies from our friends Anne and Kirk. Don't miss a beautiful picture of my Mom, Jules, at the close of this post (if your are reading via email, click on the link somewhere below to continue reading). TODAY'S WORD: "un malentendu" : a...
- La Grande Randonnée: Jean-Marc's GR 20 trek in Corsica: Part II bilingual story + full audio recording 3 months ago Did you know that "GR" of “GR20” is an acronym for “Grande Randonnée” or “long hike”? Today, Jean-Marc recounts his recent adventure along this mythical footpath, one of the most difficult treks in Europe—located on the beautiful island of Corsica. In books: Granite Island: A...
- The French word for "Fellowship" and (a funny term for "Homebody") 4 months ago My Mom and her fish purse at our farmer's market. Photo taken 4 years ago, when Jules moved to France. In Summer reading: From Moulin Rouge to Gaudi's City by E.J. Bauer Today's Words: Fellowship 1. camaraderie (companionship, company) 2. confrérie (brotherhood, friary) Bonus Word:...
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20:39 PM November 23, 2012
I follow several expat blogs, but I think Kristen's (sp?) is the first one I found. I'm not even sure if I can vote more than once, but I have to give a shout-out to her blog! She has written so personally about her life, I feel as though she were my very best friend who is sharing her life with me over a cup of coffee. I love how her mother chimes in from Puerto Vallarto, and her husband makes a regular appearance on the blog too. I feel like I could show up at their house and be welcomed, even though she only knows me from my comments (and I promise not to!!! I would never stalk her like that!) But that's a tribute to the warm, inviting way she chronicles her adventures being married to a Frenchman, owning and operating a vineyard, raising French/American children, and settling into life in France.