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French Fridays: (Book Review) Pancakes in Paris

How many people have imagined running off to the City of Light, opening their own cafĂ© and starting a whole new life in the most beautiful city in the world? Well Craig Carlson actually did it and his debut memoir Pancakes in Paris tells this story. When I saw the title pop up in my […]

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French Fridays (Book review): My part-time Paris life

Admit it, you’ve dreamed of leaving behind your everyday life and moving to France (or Italy, or the Caribbean or… fill in the blanks!). Haven’t we all? But for most of us, it’s just not feasible to up and completely leave one’s life, job, family, house etc and start again in another country. It’s why […]

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Book review: F is for France

If you’ve been reading here for a while, you’ll know how much I love France. I lived there, studied there and have travelled there countless times. Heck, we even bought a house there 😉 So it won’t come as any surprise to you that I love reading about all things French and that when I […]

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French Fridays: Bonjour Kale

I’ve got a soft spot for books written by expats living in France. As someone who up and left her life in Australia and moved to Paris with not much idea what I was doing back in 1995 (pre-Internet, imagine!!) I’m always interested in reading about how others came to be in France.  In Kristen […]

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French Fridays: The Farm-to-Table French phrasebook

Are you like me and really enjoy reading the “useful phrases” in the back of guide books? Do you laugh and wonder who on earth decides what is and isn’t a useful phrase for travellers? It’s one of my favourite parts of travel when I am in a country where I don’t speak the language […]

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Book review: The Only Street in Paris: Life on the rue des Martyrs by Elaine Sciolino

I think we all have an “only street”.  Where everyone feels like family, where everyone knows everyone else’s business. It’s the street  where you can buy everything you need, access any service you could wish for. It’s like a condensed version of your city.  My “only street” here in Toronto is Roncesvalles Ave.  We define […]

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