Sunday May 27th, 2012


Tomorrow is the Pentecost; it’s another one of those religious holidays celebrated in the secular country that is France. On this occasion, the city of Croix organizes each year, during the week end that comes before the holiday, a funfair. They close the road that takes to the center place, and start putting things up … Continue reading

Friday May 25th, 2012


I have the pleasure to announce you that we have turned the heater off at home ­čÖé I went through my old posts, and found that we turned it on on October 17th!! 7 months!! I’m sure that’s a record; 7 months of heater in Lebanon is like 7 months in Hell! This brings in … Continue reading

Wednesday May 23rd, 2012


Have you ever noticed how people become happier and nicer when it’s sunny? Or maybe it’s just me ­čśŤ Less than a month and a half before we leave…in 36 days we will leave this nice country and go back to Lebanon. Will I miss it? Of course I will; I’m even starting to prepare … Continue reading

Tuesday May 15th, 2012


As of today, France has officially a new president; Nicolas Sarkozy left the Elysee (the French presidential house) and Francois Hollande came in. Just a few hours later, the country was about to have the smallest Presidential mandate of all time: the president’s plane was struck by lightning while on its way to Germany! It … Continue reading

Saturday May 12th, 2012


When Francois first told me that we’ll be living in Northern France for the current year, and specifically in a town called Roubaix, I was reluctant: what is this town that I have never heard of before? Is it like these small French villages we see in movies that have no stores and people sleep … Continue reading

Sunday April 22nd, 2012


What a day! Or should I say, what a day it was supposed to be, but it wasn’t. Today was the first round of the French Presidential elections; as expected, the two favorites Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy were ┬áelected for the second round. In Lebanon when there are elections, this is the subject they … Continue reading

Monday April 16th, 2012


What a┬ásportive week end it was in Lille and for Lille! First on Saturday there was a new edition of “Nocturne“, a 10km walk by night (thus the name) that starts from Tourcoing at 9pm and ends up in Lille with a free concert for everybody (Sean Paul was invited this year, I didn’t know … Continue reading

Thursday April 5th, 2012


I was really busy during the last week so I could not talk to you. What have you missed during this period? Not much let me assure you. First of all we’re back to winter weather: it’s cold, gloomy and raining. Second I’m still waiting for my package to come by mail; it’s been 5 … Continue reading

Friday March 30th, 2012


When you’re living in a foreign country, it’s very important not to be nostalgic. Constantly living in the same culture and background that you were living in before will keep you attached to your home country, keep you missing it more day after day, and eventually probably fall into depression (at least I know this … Continue reading

Wednesday March 21st, 2012


Today is Mothers’ day in Lebanon; not in France though, where it’s celebrated sometime in May. Today is also the first day of Spring, the best season of the year; not only because it contains my birthday and my wedding anniversary :P, but also because it’s the most colorful season (I already showed you the … Continue reading