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The other day I wrote an article about my Vie de Merde. Vie de Merde It really got me remembering, and now I just can't stop: Today it is my 22nd birthday, and my boyfriend has said that I will only get my present once we are in bed together. I get very...

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Vie de Merde (VDM) link is the French version of FmyLife (FML) link. I think I should open my own site because I seem to get plenty of material, all of which cannot be published (e.g. work-related matters). However, here is a taster of my version (not...

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Since my first visit to the local pool a couple of weeks ago - Water is life! - I have been going regularly to the pools close to home or to work. It is a world apart....... One day the computer that prints the tickets did not work wherefore entry to...

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I had planned to go to an event in a brothel near Pigalle tonight, but work obliged, and I could not make it, much to my disappointment; a historian was going to explain the history of the "maison close". The event took place in La Carmen, which is a...

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Does it sound a bit weird? Well, I have never been a big fan of driving, and since I live in Paris, I hardly ever drive. However, I know that it is not good for the car to be parked in the carpark for too long, so on a sunny Sunday morning I took the...

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In my article about Doisneau and the central market I mentioned that the cemetary Innocent was closed in 1780. What happened to all the people who were buried there? Well, I got the answer today when I went underground to the Catacombs. Paris is like...

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You have heard me say those words so many times, right? Water is life! Well, I am an Aquarius, after all. I need water, and I recommend water for anything. In times of emotional distress water has a calming effect. Some people take a long shower to forget...

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The Musée d'Eugène Delacroix is situated in the painter's old flat in St Germain de Près, not far from the Cafe de Flore. After having visited the easy exhibition with photos of Doisneau I decided to embark on a painter who requires a little more of me:...

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Everybody knows Robert Doisneau's black and white photo of the couple kissing in front of the Town Hall, but it was not the subject of this morning's exhibition at the Hotel de Ville. The theme was Doisneau and the central market called Les Halles. link...

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I know an old woman who is 84. Most of the time she behaves like a 10 year old, spoilt child, which can occasionally be quite amusing, but most of the time it just requires a lot of patience to handle her. A couple of months ago the battery of her blue...

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