French Word-A-Day

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French Word-A-Day
A former desert rat from Phoenix decided to share a piece of Provence from her office in the various cafés along the French Riviera. The blog offers you a thrice-weekly slice of French life!
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  • Haphazardly in French + Serendipitous Meeting with a Stranger, Part 1 4 days ago Experience a Lavender & Vine painting tour! Discover the magical light of Van Gogh this summer (lavender season) or fall (wine harvest). Join our small group with professional instruction to paint in Provence. Rates and tour info here. Today's Phrase: au petit bonheur : haphazardly, randomly Le...
  • Tabouret, fouet, penderie, bonnes idées - and a glimpse into the writing life 1 week ago It is not enough to have good ideas, you have to act. If you need milk, do not sit on a stool in the middle of a field in the hope that a cow will pass by. -Curtis Grant (don't miss the French translation below) Today's word: un tabouret : stool, footstool un tabouret de bar = bar stool un...
  • Cussing, swear word: You've heard of gros mot, but what's a juron? 1 week ago Today's crime story (or tale of your choice...) takes place here, at our local park in La Ciotat.... French Word of the Day: un juron : swearword, curse word, cuss lâcher des jurons = to use strong language un chapelet de jurons = a string of expletives U.S. Taxes for Worldly Americans--A...

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Karene
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.

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