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The It Factor

Apparently I’ve got ‘it’.  That certain je ne sais quoi.  That certain indefinable ‘it’ that drives men crazy.  Yes, 65+ year-old Parisian men. On our last trip to Paris, while D attended his business meetings, I opted for a leisurely lunch at a bistro on avenue des Ternes before heading to Place de l’Étoile to […]

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“Comtois, surrender!”

A little history                    Sites to see                    Famous Franc-Comtois I’m not even going to start at the beginning because neither you nor I have that much time on our hands.  Suffice it to say that the region of Franche-Comté has a long history.  This is France after all and the old girl, with all her beautiful parts, is getting […]

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I ken nut bee buzz erd

D and I are back in Toronto and that means I get to speak English again.  So, with the English language in mind, today’s post is dedicated to a few English words that have found their way into everyday French.     1. cheez keck:  have you tried ordering cheese cake in France yet?  What a trip.  The […]

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