Monthly Archives: July 2013

YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN FRANCE BECAUSE…….

*Grapes are called raisins; wine is called vin; and vineyards are called vignobles. *Soccer is called “football” and basketball is hyphenated as in basket-ball. *Beef is spelled boeuf, yes is spelled oui, no is spelled non, and money is spelled euros. … Continue reading

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Top Ten Things Americans Love About France

10.   Very few obese people. 9.     News media, which you won’t understand or care. 8.     People drive on the “right” side of the road. 7.    Boulangerie & Patisserie [voila Fresh Baguettes].   6.   Friendly People [always Bonjour – … Continue reading

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Bread and Butter In France

So feeling a bit hungry after touring a museum and finding a very nice looking restaurant not far away in this lovely French village, I decided to eat. After walking in [solo] I motioned with my index finger “Un”. The … Continue reading

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Provence

Provence.

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Provence

You Can Almost Smell The Lavender

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“SKINFLINT”

The Urban Dictionary defines “skinflint” as follows:   An unreasonably thrifty person. (Flint is a semiprecious mineral a relative of quartz, and the notion that the greediest person would keep flint shavings for economy).   Being a native of Flint [as … Continue reading

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TOP TEN THINGS TO AVOID IN FRANCE**

10.  Visiting St. Tropez anytime in the summer months   9.  Ordering “Moules” in any month that doesn’t have an “r” in its name.   8. Round-abouts, turn-abouts, traffic circles, or any intersection where French drivers think they have the … Continue reading

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