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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  • Art and Contretemps, and a walk with writer Catherine Berry 18 hours ago My dear friend Tessa is organizing more art escapades in France, check them out here. Her colorful flyer, above, sets the tone for today's topic: art. CONTRETEMPS (con-truh-tahn) noun, masculine : mishap, mischance : hitch; delay, inconvenience : syncopation (music) arriver à contretemps = to...
  • Fournisseur: Photos from the Grand Opening of Jean-Marc's wineshop! 3 days ago On Thursday, October 10, my friends, suppliers and other guests came to the official opening of Le Vin Sobre La Ciotat. (See the French translation and listen to Jean-Marc read his words, below) Today's Word: le fournisseur : supplier, provider Click here to listen to the example sentence in...
  • S'emballer: Jean-Marc's heart after the 2019 Ironman Barcelona 1 week ago In between these letters, you can follow colorful updates on my Instagram @kristinespinasse Looking for a gift? An Audible Membership is an enriching present! Click here for the world's largest library of audiobooks. Today's Word: s'emballer : to race, to bolt, to soar, to rocket =>... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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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.

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