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Friends recently invited me to the Antibes Yacht Show, and whereas I expected it to be a big, flashy event with one exhibition hall after the other with big, shiny boats, I was actually wrong. It was a rather intimate affair where I felt at home between...

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Something had to be done; the years were passing by, and the kilos were piling on. Solution? A toyboy. I looked on the Internet and spoke to friends who recommended me Le Bon Coin, one of the most popular websites in France with about 16 million visitors...

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I had heard that just before local elections the city council will go easy on cars badly parked so as not to annoy potential voters, but I had not heard that as soon as the elections were over, the parking wardens would try to recover time lost...........

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For three months you have not seen a single word from me on this blog. Explanation? Working 55 hours a week is simply not compatible with having a life outside work and writing about it. However, this will have to change! Charlotte is back, and lots of...

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Yesterday the French President announced that he had separated from his partner Valérie Trierweiler. Le Point was quick to publish an article which discussed if a president could be single ("Un président célibataire ? De rares précédents."). It seems...

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One of my favourite passtimes is to read the local newspaper La Provence where I look for local news with a touch of Provence. Such news is called faits divers in French. I am not interested in corrupt politicians, closed tunnels and murderers in the...

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The day started with a discussion about lovers....... A friend said to me that there are things you can say to a lover that you cannot say to your spouse (by which I mean wife, husband, girlfriend and boyfriend). My friend also said that there are things...

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Those are the last lines of a well known song but they could also be my motto since I moved to France. Weekend after weekend I have been walking in Provence with my rucksack, my thermos bottle and my dog. Between vineyards, along rivers and canals, in...

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In today's La Provence readers were asked if they were galette des rois or gâteau des rois. Currently 58% have voted for the gâteau and 42% for the galette. On a national level I am certain that the galette beats the gâteau because, to be honest, it is...

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The other night I was sitting in the Opera listening - or trying to listen - to the New Year's Concert with the Symphony Orchestra of the Opera. It was a concert with a traditional repetoire such as The Nut Cracker by Tchaïkovski and Die Fledermaus by...

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