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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  • Seize the day (then write about it!) Une causerie with writer Sylvain Tesson at Château de Pibarnon 1 day ago The above is part of the invitation Jean-Marc and I received, to attend a most inspiring causerie. Read about it in today's chronique.... Today's Word: une causerie : une causerie is an informal talk by an interpreter, given in a familiar tone and often accompanied by a demonstration, a...
  • Ephemere (Jean-Marc is taking over today's post...) 6 days ago With my new Lover : Ephemera :) Today's Word: "éphémère" - Qui est de courte durée, cesse vite. - That which is short-lived, stops quickly Click here to listen to the soundfile for today's word A DAY IN A FRENCH LIFE... by Jean-Marc Espinasse Ephemeral... like this unusual short...
  • le congé sabbatique, career break 1 week ago Vacationers in the neighboring town of Cassis, France Today's Word: le congé : leave, time off : sabbatical, career break Sound file: Click here to listen to the following sentence: (En France...) Toute personne ayant au moins six années d'activité professionnelle et ayant passé au...

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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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