Tuesday June 26th, 2012


Here we are, 11 months and 180 posts later. I think this will be my last post, we’re returning the internet box tomorrow, and I’ll be busy packing; people should start coming tomorrow also to pick up the furniture (yes we were able to sell everything eventually). I do not want to make it a … Continue reading

Monday June 25th, 2012


According to a statistics done in France in October 2011 by the company TNS Sofres, the French’s favorite dish is “Magret de Canard”; comes in second position Mussels and fries, and in the third position….couscous!! Since we’ve already tried the first and the second dish (after all they are national french dishes, we can’t come … Continue reading

Saturday June 23rd, 2012


Things have started to be taken away from us. Good bye desk, you have lived with me during 10 of the 11 months; you have seen me cry, you have seen me laugh, you have seen me work, you have seen me writing my blog, you know my darkest secrets. And you chair, you have … Continue reading

Friday June 22nd, 2012


Yesterday, June 21st, was the World Music Day. It’s the international music celebration day, and here in France it’s a very important occasion. I’m not sure what’s the case in the country you live in, but in France, and also in Lebanon, a lot of concerts take place on the streets and in restaurants and bars … Continue reading

Wednesday June 20th, 2012


I found out yesterday that someone in Hollywood is doing a remake of the French movie “Intouchables”. If you don’t know what that is, this is the second best selling movie in the history of France. It went out this winter, and it stayed in theaters for several weeks if not several months. I talked … Continue reading

Sunday June 17th, 2012


I had a very interesting chat with our building custodian the other day. It turned out this guy has been working in the building since 1985, and has been at this job for 40 years now (he worked in another city before). With his salary, he was able to buy a small apartment in our … Continue reading

Tuesday June 12th, 2012


Do you want a proof that life in France is much less stressful than life in Lebanon? All you need to do is look at the news and you have your proof! Last week one of the top news was the new president’s official picture: on all the TV’s they were discussing the pose, the … Continue reading

Thursday June 7th, 2012


The other day a friend of mine had posted on Facebook “French should change the quotation, “après la pluie le beau temps ” to “après un jour de beau temps, un mois de pluie”” (the first quote means “After rain comes nice weather” , and the second one means “after one day of nice weather, … Continue reading

Wednesday June 6th, 2012


The picture above is the reason I haven’t been writing to you lately as much as before. I have discovered a new hobby while I was in France (other than blogging of course): crochet. What a better way could I find to spend the cold (few, but none the less cold) winter nights? And once … Continue reading

Friday June 1st, 2012


Exactly 30 days! This is how long we’re staying here. So much to plan, so much to do before we leave, panic and stage fright has started mounting, but behind this we’re just happy to be going home. We’re going to Paris this week end, going to visit the capital for the last time before … Continue reading