Monthly Archives: May 2013

She’s our…

Was buying a bottle of wine at one of local places when the girl said “Désolé Monsieur, I can’t take this item here, but the girl over there will be pleased to help – she’s our Petula clerk….

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Le Marché Paysan de Coustellet

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You know you’re in France….

… when the local vintners’ coöperative will fill your canister (“Nothing smaller than 3 litres, thanks”) with a vin ordinaire rouge for €1.60 a litre from a gas pump type dispenser. And also sell you a top of the line … Continue reading

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Vin rouge compris

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You know you’re in France….

…when the waitress says “I’m very sorry, but we’re not prepared to serve that cut well done. That would be a travesty. We’ll do it medium-well, OK?”

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If you’d drunk the best part of a bottle of wine for lunch….

……you’d be…

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You know that you’re in France….

…when kids’ meals turn up first at a restaurant. And the waiter greets them with “Bonjour ma Belle” and a kiss. Too cool.

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Mother Nature…….

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I do like book shops

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The ball of the century

This is how the Guardian describes it: There shouldn’t really be anything left to say about Warne’s Ball, otherwise known as Shane Warne‘s opening delivery in Ashes cricket; or more commonly as The Ball of the Century, Birth of A … Continue reading

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