This post originally appeared on my first blog in 2006 One of the things in French that I still struggle with is the utilisation of the polite and familiar “you”. Luckily having learnt Spanish before I was familiar with the general idea: there is one way to say “you” to […]
Father-in-law’s birthday party 17 people Good conversation Birthday Presents Champagne 2 kinds of white wine 3 kinds of red wine 2 appetisers 1 huge main course 5 kinds of cheese 3 desserts Mint green tea J’ai trop mangé J’ai trop mangé J’ai trop mangé * J’ai trop mangé = I […]
My apologies to those of you who may still be battling freezing temperatures and are surrounded by snow banks, but Spring is in the air over here. How do I know? We celebrated the local Carnival Things are shooting up all over the garden Kieran took his first […]
Kieran is off school on Wednesday afternoons, and yesterday we decided to bake a traditional French Quatre Quart cake. It’s very similar to pound cake, in that it uses equal amounts (by weight) of eggs, butter, flour and sugar. The simplest way to make it is to weigh however many […]
This may sound crazy, but 10 days ago we took our very first family vacation. I mean we’ve gone on trips together before, but never one where it was just us three in a new city, with no friends or family involved. And boy, was it awesome (Friends and family, […]
We just celebrated a super long weekend in France. Both Kieran and Lucas were off from Wednesday until Sunday! We spent Wednesday at home working in the garden and doing other household projects, then headed into Lyon on Thursday to spend the weekend visiting friends. That's Lucy in her teaching […]
Happy May Day! In France there's an expression En avril Ne te découvre pas d'un fil En mai Fais ce qu'il te plaît which basically means that in April you shouldn't pack away the winter clothes yet (literally don't remove even one thread from your clothes), but in May you […]
We took a trip to an amazing flea market over the weekend. It was so big we were overwhelmed! I don't think we got to see even half of the stands. here are a few photos I managed to get before being totally overtaken by it all.