Monthly Archives: September 2015

Desserts

Purchasing and preparing the ingredients for pumpkin spice brownies, apple praline cake, pumpkin bread with chocolate chips, and chocolate pudding cake. All will be shared with friends at bridge club, discussion group, what’s cooking?, and a birthday celebration. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Happenings

Yesterday’s lunch plat was….pigeon! It was delicious and I would order it again in a heartbeat. This morning’s trip to the CPAM (health system) office went better. R accompanied me and conversed in French and finally, there’s an acknowledgement that … Continue reading

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Tai Chi and More

Free tai chi is offered on Sunday mornings in a grassy square inside the Jardin Botanique. My first visit this morning was friendly and fun. Philippe is the instructor and he teaches a different method than the one I’m familiar … Continue reading

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Le feu d’artifice

Translation: fireworks. The 15th annual International Symposium of Fireworks just concluded in Bordeaux. Last night, a beautiful choreographed show, designed by a French company, lit up the Garonne River near the newest bridge. It was spectacular. We saw glitter and … Continue reading

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Finale

A place that typically hides behind solid gates is the old Château Labottierre which now houses the Bernard Magrez (of wine fame) Cultural Institute. Eclectic exhibits are on display here and during my visit the most unique one was a … Continue reading

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Second to Last One

The Palais Gallien, a bit of the Roman Empire, is a block away from my place. Typically, you view it from an overlook but during the JP, the gates were unlocked and you could pretend to be a gladiator or … Continue reading

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Another Visit

Another of my visits during Bordeaux’s Journées Patrimoine was to the house of Paul Berthelot. Influenced by the art deco movement but firmly grounded in French curlycues, take a look at some of the beautiful features. I absolutely love how … Continue reading

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Forté

I was up close and personal with the pipe organ in Église St. Ferdinand on Sunday as part of the open house visits offered throughout Europe, known as Journées Patrimoine in France. Accessed via a circular and narrow staircase and … Continue reading

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The Perfect Wake-up…

…is when the alarm coincides with the need to pee. (u)   x(o)x

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Just Sayin’

You can be ticketed and fined for driving while wearing flip flops or high heels. That’s some powerful radar! (u)   x(o)x

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