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When I turned forty, my gynaecologist prescribed me a mammography. However, I threw away the prescription straightaway. It is hard enough to have to come to terms with being forty, single and childless, and I just could not face a breast scan which for...

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Last weekend I was torn between the Archelogical Days and the National Week of Social Housing but ended up attending two walks around the subject of social housing. It was more a choice between exploring the past and the present, - and the present won!...

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It was an item on the televised national news about the exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo which made me cycle across the Seine last weekend to learn about Chanel N° 5. For some reason the Palais de Tokyo is not on my check list for cultural events, but...

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Hand on your heart and tell me where Azerbaijan is and the name of its capital. If you are not quite sure, then I let me immediately admit that I wasn't sure either until I received an invitation to an evening at the Embassy of Azerbaijan. For your information...

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It was a small insert on the last page of one of the maritime newspapers I read at work which caught my attention: an exhibition about fish at risk of extinction. Normally I would not have paid much attention to such a subject, I mean, we get bombarded...

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I must have passed the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at least a dozen times without noticing it. Then I stumbled upon an exhibition that looked interesting and decided to go there yesterday. However, I am ashamed to confess that I could not find it! 107 rue...

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I cannot believe that it has been a month since I last wrote on this blog. I have been on vacation, and since I came back to Paris I have been occupied by mainly two things: the triology of Fifty Shades of Gray and an offer in the cinema whereby every...

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A good way to find out what is going on in the local area is to keep a look on posters in the shop windows, and this was the way I found out that my local CIQ had organised a guided walk in Pernety, which is where I live, on a Sunday afternoon. The subject...

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On a sunny Saturday morning, when the air was still cool, I cycled across Paris to the Jardin des Plantes to admire the blooming cherry trees. Half of Paris seemed to have decided to do likewise, but it is a Parisian tradition to see the cherry trees....

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A street in Marseille with lots of antiquity shops? A tomb stone in the Saint Pierre cimentary in Marseille? Until this evening Edmond Rostand was only a name without a face nor a profession. However, Simone Herault (the voice on the SNCF) gave a delightful...

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