Category: Life in France

Life in France
Cooking evasion

cuisineevasionIf you’ve lived in France for any length of time you will be familiar with the frozen-foods store PICARD. If you’ve never heard of it – imagine something across between Marks and Spencer’s and Iceland: rows of chest freezers brimming with top-quality, petrified nosh.

To help customers identify what’s in each freezer…

Life in France, Strasbourg
O yea of little nous

There is a small red Smart car that has been parked down at the end of our road for the past two weeks. Emblazoned across it’s side is the old English word for ‘moreover’ : Yea! (pronounced yay). Normally anyone who forgets to move their car from this particular spot, in less then three hours, would find themselves with a parking ticket; but this one seems to be immune…

Life in France
Freelance in France 2015

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Life in France
A bunch of Charlies

150114chSo satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo lives-on. It’s mission to raise a chuckle from the absurdities of life and poke fun at hypocrites will continue unabated – and for this I am glad. No-one should be considered above criticism. Religions, politicians, businessmen, celebrities all deserve to have their words and influence deconstructed.
And this is where the whole “Je suis Charlie” campaign falls down…