Monthly Archives: March 2014

I Found Peeps!

It’s the Dutch version from the Hema store and they look a lot more like 3-D hens, but they’re definitely Peepy!  I’m thinking of buying some to see if they blow-up in the microwave in the proper peepy fashion.  I … Continue reading

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Unpolitically Correct

I’m really as apolitical as ever and I don’t think I’ll ever have the proper citizenship status to vote in any French election but the outcome of those elections will matter to me more here than in the states.  The … Continue reading

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VCUB

V is for vélo which is the French word for bicycle.  CUB is for Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux which is the agglomeration of 28 Bordeaux communities into one political unit for common goals and services.  Yesterday, I used the VCUB … Continue reading

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Saving Mr. Banks

In 1964, newly released and popular movies hung around in theaters for many weeks.  I was seven years old when my family arrived at an elegant downtown Detroit theater to finally see Disney’s Mary Poppins.  I seem to recall being a little … Continue reading

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LeRoy Merlin

Is the approximate equivalent of Lowe’s or Home Depot and an important discovery.  I bought two planter boxes to hang over my balcony railing and now that I know the design will work, I’ll buy a few more on my next … Continue reading

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It’s the Real Thing

I was in a commercial yesterday-there just weren’t any camera crews.  While biding my time in front of the “closed for lunch” printer/copy shop, I sipped on a once in a while treat…a can of Coke Zero.  Along comes this … Continue reading

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Bookie

I think today’s “theme” is books.  (That’s because St. Patrick’s Day is not celebrated here, although in honor of the occasion I ordered green tea at the salon de thé.)  I met a friend who introduced me to the public … Continue reading

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Early Evening Out

La Théâtre Femina invited Bordeaux to a free orchestra concert this early evening.  The place was packed to enjoy three classical pieces, one featuring a young piano soloist.  I was perched in the center of the uppermost balcony, second row … Continue reading

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Ganache

Lindt is a very popular chocolate name around here and there is even an outlet store with yummy truffles, bars, and covered espresso beans.  Loving dark chocolate, I started on the inexpensive end by purchasing a selection of candy bars … Continue reading

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Did I Mention?

Yesterday, today, Friday, and into next week, I am helping a friend build IKEA kitchen cabinets.  The first two were relatively easy and we both got a little cocky with our newfound do-it-yourself skills.  Now it’s slow going as we try … Continue reading

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