Monthly Archives: April 2016

Chausseurs d’Appart

Thursday was the grand viewing of the episode of this M6 tv reality series featuring friend K looking at three places to buy in Bordeaux. This was the show where K skyped me as I pretended to be her friend … Continue reading

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Blaye

Pronounced like Captain Bligh. A city north and downriver of Bordeaux, 60 km from the Atlantic in the Gironde estuary, with a claim to fame for wine and a UNESCO World Heritage citadel.  This area of the river is wide … Continue reading

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Film Critic

I love being surprised by a film. Our BWC cinema group outing was yesterday afternoon and I was in charge of selecting the movie. There was very little to choose from and I read many synopses and reviews before reluctantly … Continue reading

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Skype

A quick comment… While upgrading to the latest version of Skype, I lost all of my Skype contacts and I have to change sound settings, which means I may not hear the skype ringtone come through. If you’d like to … Continue reading

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King’s College Chapel

I can’t fathom anyone visiting Cambridge and not visiting King’s College Chapel. First, it’s enormous. At 289 feet long and soaring 80 feet high, you can’t miss it.  The Chapel is also artistic. There are 26 sets of stained glass … Continue reading

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To the Rescue

It’s a pretty awesome thing to have your own personal computer help desk guru waiting in the wings and at your beck and call. Recently, I am the beneficiary of two “tweaks” that make my computer life So Much Better! … Continue reading

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MahJong

For all of you who play computer MahJong, including me before yesterday, give it up! It’s nothing more than a glorifed game of Concentration…making pairs and hoping you can clear the board. The real game is much more fascinating and … Continue reading

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Regulated Canines

France does love its rules and regulations and french people impose a fair number of rules on themselves for expected behaviors, dress, and conversation topics. With my recent houseguest, Fudge, I am discovering they even impose rules on their dogs! … Continue reading

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It Might Have Happened Before

I cannot recall ever having a surprise birthday party. As a dedicated introvert, I really have never even liked being the center of attention, which birthday parties tend to exaggerate.(Please forgive me if you are a person who once planned … Continue reading

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I Just Have to Say

Don’t get me wrong. I love getting Happy Birthday messages from people I know and care about. The cards that arrive in the mail are favorites because they can stand on my mantel for days bringing me blow out the … Continue reading

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