Monthly Archives: February 2015

I Ate A Bakery

On a day that you’re invited over for tea, do not eat anything beforehand!  And no sweets for at least two days beforehand.  Yesterday, at a delightful afternoon tea with about 12 guests and fancy china, I was offered (and … Continue reading

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Two and Counting

Birdman is raw, gritty, weird, highly interpretive, somewhat stupid, and definitely NOT best picture.  What were they thinking? (u)   x(o)x

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One Down

Imitation Game is an awesome movie. (u)   x(o)x

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Writing Makes It Real

Under the premise that writing something down and then sharing it with others will make it real, I want to share the concept of my first novel with you!  D’ya know how many people in their adult years wait for … Continue reading

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Computer Capability

Last weekend, I delighted in all but one new computer capability.  First, Deezer, which is similar to Pandora in that it streams music, came up in my email inbox with a proposed Saturday playlist.  I have never paid any attention … Continue reading

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ADD Musings

There have been ten Bond girls of French origin, including actresses in Skyfall and the upcoming episode Spectre. The tidal coefficients are close to 120 which means Very High Tides.  On March 21st, the coefficient is supposed to be the … Continue reading

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No Sunday Drivers

On the first Sunday of every month, vehicles are severely restricted from the center of Bordeaux and all of the museums are open for free.  This encourages bicycles and pedestrians to take over and many people congregate on that Sunday … Continue reading

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According to Google

Tomorrow, February 18th, is National Drink Wine Day.  Of course, “national” refers to the USA.  However, I will be more than happy to join you in your celebration! (u)   x(o)x

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Exports and Imports

What’s the largest percentage of wine exported from France?  Why, Champagne, of course, at 32%.  Next up?  Bordeaux at 24%.  Followed by a distant 3rd place for Burgundy at 10%. There’s a different ranking for liquors and Cognac tops the … Continue reading

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Being Clever?

I know I have mentioned that Valentine’s Day is not widely celebrated in France, even though most florists, parfumeries, and chocolate shops do a brisk business and restaurant reservations rise.  It’s also considered a holiday for romantic love only…there are … Continue reading

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