Monthly Archives: January 2014

Kung hei fat choy

Today begins the Chinese lunar year of the green wooden horse.  The horse signifies strength, speed, and nobility.  People born in the year of the horse may be energetic and fearless.  Additionally, there are lesser animal signs for each month … Continue reading

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Salon de Thé

Knowing there would come a day to enter and experience a salon de thé, I’ve been patient as I’ve passed many on my Bordeaux walks.  Today, after viewing Philomena, about ten of us from the BWC Cinema Group braved the … Continue reading

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Becoming Juliette

In my mind and on paper, I’ve been Juli Lynne since junior high school.  A simple rearrangement of the letter “e” made me an entirely different persona at age 13.  Of course, in the grown-up world, my passport, bank checks, driver’s … Continue reading

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Tag Along

As a tag along to the previous post, I just emailed an Americanized version of a French cover letter and resume to the owner of Aquitaine Wine Company.  She has a job opportunity for an American which sounds intriguing…it certainly … Continue reading

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Living in France

That was the name of the one day workshop I attended yesterday-its purpose to help a person with a different cultural background integrate into a French lifestyle.  There were six of us: two facilitators, a Brit, two Americans, and a 3rd Culture … Continue reading

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Switching Gears

One of my 2014 resolutions is to totally switch over my measurement systems.  Hence, the weeks on my calendar begin on Monday instead of Sunday and today is 23/1/14.  It is now 12:26 or 12h26 (the h is for heure or hour) … Continue reading

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And the Oscar Goes To…

With so many late year Oscar Best Picture nominees in the running, my cinema calendar is full.  Today, I will see Le Loup de Wall Street (love it when the titles include French!) and 12 Years A Slave has just … Continue reading

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Touched

You can be touched in spirit, touched in the head, touched in the heart, and touched all over.  Touch your toes, touch your nose, and get in touch with your feelings.  There is touch football and all manner of childhood … Continue reading

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Le Gallette Roi

I am king of my castle.  I know this because I found the charm hidden in my galette roi filled with frangipane (almondy custard).  Of course, no one else even got a piece so the odds were ever in my … Continue reading

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The Next Best Thing to Being There

Yesterday was awesome.  I woke up refreshed and ready at 12:00 after going to bed at 3:30.  (The universe is responding to my desire to keep the electric bill down by gently eastablishing a nocturnal routine!)  At 15:00 I skyped … Continue reading

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