Tag Archives: French language

Ever been to Evreux?

Sometimes plans just slot together perfectly, as if they were meant to be. We had already booked our side-trip from France to Berlin when Tony was presented with the opportunity to visit a chocolate factory in Northern France (via a … Continue reading

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Karaoke anyone?

Anyone who knows us, knows we love karaoke, so we were surprised and delighted on our very first visit to Argenton sur Creuse in France – way back in early 2009 (to see firsthand the town and the house before … Continue reading

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Language lapses

I learnt French all through high school and if I’d known what the future held I would have been motivated to keep it up. But I didn’t – who knew I would ever own a house in France! – and its … Continue reading

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Polly put the kettle on

It was the French presidential elections yesterday. I’m afraid politics in any language leaves me cold. According to Wikipedia “As well as Presidential and legislative elections, France also has municipal, cantonal, regional, European, and (indirect) Senatorial elections.” Phew. In general, … Continue reading

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A smelly situation

When we bought our house in France we were told it was on mains drainage and that the old septic tank in the garage was not in use and so it was just a matter of removing it – something … Continue reading

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The fun of furnishing

We thought we had been clever in pre-ordering some basic furniture and essential appliances online from Conforama before arriving in France (a store something like Harvey Norman that we had sussed out on our initial visit), thinking we could easily co-ordinate the delivery … Continue reading

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Finally in France but facing disappointments

So after finding our house in France on the internet, paying our deposit on spec, visiting France to see it (and the town) in the flesh before signing the papers (my naturally cautious nature kicking in), waiting for settlement, arranging … Continue reading

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A world apart

As I stand at the station in Melbourne, Australia, waiting to catch the train to work, listening to my French language lessons on my phone (oh yes, I’m keeping at it, and slowly… very slowly I have to admit… it’s starting to sink in), I reflect … Continue reading

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Time flies

After buying our house in France we decided to go “all in” and take a whole year off work to travel on a 12 month round-the-world air ticket (such good value) visiting Asia on the way over, spending 10 months … Continue reading

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Spicing things up

We have accumulated a vast array of herbs and spices and so I thought I’d share a list of the main ones for easy reference but found this good site so why reinvent the wheel?:  http://www.french-at-a-touch.com/Words-Phrases/herbs_spices_words_phrases.htm You’ll see that some … Continue reading

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