(Parlez-vous français image via Shutterstock) The other day in my Grade 6 class, I heard one of the boys saying “Oh my god!” In my classroom, the rule is you can chat as much as you want (well, within reason) as long as it’s in French. So, when they come out with expressions like “Oh […]
Over the years, I’ve come to realise that one of my favourite ways to discover a city is to take a guided tour, preferably right at the start of my stay, so I can get my bearings and make notes of places I want to go back to! “Guided tour” you say? Yes, yes, but […]
Those of you who have read this blog for a while now or who follow me on Instagram will know that we have spent a fair amount of time in France over the past two years. Specifically, in the Lot-et-Garonne in a town called Nérac. I first discovered Nérac in the summer of 2012, when […]
When I told people I was headed to Niagara Falls (USA) and Buffalo over the Labour Day long weekend, I’ll admit I saw a few raised eyebrows. I mean, I had just spent the summer in Europe – many people wondered if Niagara Falls (NY) and Buffalo would hold the same kind of interest for […]
Five years ago today, I posted my very first French Fridays with Dorie recipe. Every Friday after that from October 2010 to nearly the end of June 2015, I faithfully posted a recipe I’d made from the book (not missing one single week!) along with my friends over on French Fridays with Dorie. It’s the […]
If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Flickr, you’ll know I spend an awful lot of time in Paris. And that I lived there many years ago. Back in 1995 when I first moved there, I unknowingly moved myself right into what Zola calls the “Belly of Paris” (the Les Halles neighbourhood in the […]
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