Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bordelaise Style

If the booming business at temporary stands which just popped up on the sidewalks is any indication, Happy New Year Bordelaise style includes lots of oysters!  Have fun popping your corks!  And on we go to 2015… (u)   x(o)x … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Relationships are about two individuals who maintain their own lives and create another one together.” ~Unknown

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Doggy Takeover

If you don’t have a yard…or garden as we say here, a dog takes over your schedule.  Giving doggy opportunities to pee and poop, run and walk, play and socialize, means you are outside, and attached by a lead to … Continue reading

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Resolution

My 2015 resolution is to keep all my resolutions.  Whether they come on January 1st or throughout the year, my commitments to my priorities will take center stage.  I cannot give anything to others unless my own life is overflowing … Continue reading

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Happy Boxing Day

A friend told me that the origins of Boxing Day come from a rebellion in China long before there was English aristocracy.  However, I like the story of the English property owners setting aside the day after Christmas for all … Continue reading

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Fudgie Wudgie Was a Bear

Oops…no, Fudge is my bassett/dachshund doggie that I’m playing host to for Christmas week.  His mom and dad are celebrating in the UK.  Day one saw us at the jardin public dog park and on a late night walk around … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of New Year’s

For the second time, I sat in the uppermost rows inside Théâtre Femina to listen to the Orchestre d’Harmonie de Bordeaux.  It was incredibly warm and totally packed and I thought to myself that if there were a fire, we … Continue reading

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Be Very Very Afraid

Like a 16 year old virgin driver, I have just been accepted into the club of people with a French driver’s license who have very little idea about the rules of the road.  I do know that I start off … Continue reading

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The Goosebump Song

There are many Christmas carols that I love and different ones become favorites from year to year.  My own extensive choral tradition goes back to singing in the grade school choir under the direction of Mrs. Christie, followed by junior … Continue reading

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