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I cannot imagine a more "local" activity when in Marseille than to play bingo with a group of Boulistes (boules players) except of course to actually play boules with these gentlemen. On Sunday afternoon a friend brought me along to the annual bingo (called...

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Tag(s) : #Away from Paris

Having learnt my lesson after yesterday's cold feet today I put on my big walking boots and added several layers of clothing. Then I crossed Paris by metro as this was the only viable way to move around in Paris after at least 5 cms snow overnight. My...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

I cannot recall ever having had as cold feet as I had this afternoon when I participated in a 3 hour long walk guided by two members of Promenades Urbaines. The guides were an urbanist and an art historian, and the subject of the walk was the streets...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

Yesterday I went to see a doctor, and it made me think of how differently Danes and Frenchmen deal with health issues. Now I cannot be sure to be a good representative of the Danish population, wherefore what follows can only be a comparisson between...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

This was apparently the explanation Bill Clinton gave when asked about Monica Lewinsky. It was also the explanation William gave in tonight's theatre play at Theatre 14 as to why he shot three of his school friends in the middle of the last year of secondary...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

This morning France woke up to the news that Gerard Depardieu has accepted a Russian passport from President Poutin. This is probably not the end to a stupid story that has been running since before Christmas when Depardieu bought a property in Belgium...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

This is not an article about the news coming from London about Kate Middleton's not unexpected pregnancy and photos taken of a topless Kate whilst she was on vacation in Provence, but about the marriage (and pregnancies) of another English woman who married...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

Serafina Delle Rose is obviously deeply and blindly in love with her husband Rosario. When the Tennessee Williams play opens Serafina is waiting for Rosario to come home after a day on the road. Rosario is a truck driver who transports bananas (and a...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris