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If the expression "heureux au jeu, malheureux en amour" as the French say, or "lucky at cards, unlucky in love" as the English say, had been true, I would have been a millionaire by now, but alas, I am not. Since a year we play EuroMillions once a week...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

One is never short of choice for something to do in Paris, and today I had chosen to see an exhibition about the comics of Patrice Pellerin. I don't think he is known outside France, but the adventures of his hero L'Epervier (link) are certainly worth...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

On this cold and windy autumn Saturday I put on the gloves for the first time this season and got on my bicycle in order to see two recent exhibitions at the Musée d'Orsay and the Orangerie. If you have not heard about Baltard, don't worry. It was not...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

When the summer was definitely gone, and the rain had been pouring down for two weeks, I packed the car and drove south to Provence. I put behind me tedious days in the office, coughing Parisians, and wet mornings and dark, windy evenings. Once through...

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Tag(s) : #Away from Paris

At the Centre Culturel Irlandais in the rue des Irlandais (where else?) a team of people make sure that everything Irish becomes known to a wider audience. I have been to Ireland once when friends and I drove around for 5 days in the south western part...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

It is a delightful exhibition that has just opened at Musée d'Orsay! Yesterday morning at 9 am I was there to see this exhibition during the early "members only" hour before the masses of tourists arrived at 10 am, and I did not regret getting up at 7...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris