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Kristin Espinasse
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Everyone's flying the coop! Our son, Max, moves to Montpellier. Jackie, I told you, moves to Aix-en-Provence. And my Mom is moving to Mexico after her husband, Mr John, flew the coop to Paradise! "But your mom already lives in Mexico..." you say. No. She lives in Puerto Vallarta--with the rest of the gringos. Of course my sister and I are alarmed. Mom, all alone now, will be living on... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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It was too many flights up, and the window looked right into the apartment across the way. Also, it was a little higher in price. Re toaster ovens, Jackies apartment has one--and nothing else. Go figure! :-)
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When my daughter saw this photo, she recognized a favorite bar in Aix-en-Provence. I was actually hoping she would notice the old sign, above it. One thing's sure, we don't see things the same way. Read more about hunting for a studio in Aix, in today's story. TODAY'S WORD: une studette petit studio little studio small room, accommodation, rented to students ECOUTEZ - Listen to Jean-Marc pronounce today's word: Download... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Love your story, Kimberly. Thanks for sharing. I hope your daughter is completely recovered.
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Diane, We were near the Italian border, in Serre Chevalier. The closest French town is Briançon.
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Maureen, This is the third comment you have left me about Amazon. I have answered you here, before, and mentioned that as an Amazon associate I am able to earn a small commission on sales that result from purchases made via this blog or newsletter. This helps to pay for my blogging and newsletter expenses. Even more, I count on Amazon to sell my books and ebooks, which are not available in bookstores, and which permit me to earn a living from writing and to offer this free language journal. You have mentioned the bad points about Amazon, please consider the good points.
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Thank you, Alex. I think I meant lycée. :-)
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Thank you, Danelle. This was a blend of lime blossom, verbena, mint, orange blossom and lemongrass. You can find a similar blend, here (see the Après-repas tisane : https://www.amazon.com/La-Tisaniere/b/ref=bl_dp_s_web_8532474011?ie=UTF8node=8532474011field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=La+Tisaniere_encoding=UTF8tag=mdj-20linkCode=ur2linkId=eddaa818960843579d0d1a0b12730a64camp=1789creative=9325
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MOM, YOURE BACK! To join all these lovely comments just above. Youve made my day. Thanks. 💛💛💛
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We spent several days in the Alps, last week, and crashed a dinner party the last night. Read on, in today's story. CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP! Join two chocolate shop owners in Provence, France & learn how to make chocolates using French techniques. We’ll stay in a medieval village and roam outdoor markets, castles, and more! CLICK HERE. TODAY'S WORD: s'incruster to invite yourself to worm your way in to overstay your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Thank you very much, on behalf of all of our family, for your touching messages following my beau-père's passing. Many of you noticed an error, throughout my story, when I referred to John as my "father-in-law." I really meant to say "step-father!" Did you know that the French keep it simple--by using the term beau-père for both step-father and father-in-law? I like this--especially as the words beautiful father do much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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John is my step-father. I made a mistake, writing father-in-law (though beau-père is the translation for both)
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My one and only beau-père, John. My step-father passed away on Sunday. We are all in shock and facing the reality of life without this tender and loving man who knew the power of gratitude. "You and your sister are really nice," my mom said over the phone, as she tried to process the news. "But John--he was the kindest person I have ever met. He was an angel!" Mom's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Jean-Marc and I are so touched by every comment. You are all angels! Thank you. Thank you!
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Dear Evelyn, Thank you so much for your thoughts about my posts. Your note is most encouraging! As for purchasing on Amazon.uk, I am not an affiliate there, but thank you for checking. You can find most of these products there, too. Type in the exact title and the product should come up.
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Thank you for your thoughtful comments. For those who asked why we might not continue here, I wrote about Jean-Marc being worn out, at the end of this post: http://french-word-a-day.typepad.com/motdujour/2016/07/accrocher.html
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Photo taken in our old stomping grounds of Orange. CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP! Join two chocolate shop owners in Provence, France & learn how to make chocolates using French techniques. We’ll stay in a medieval village and roam outdoor markets, castles, and more! CLICK HERE. Your ad here. Reach 26,000 readers with your message. Click here. TODAY'S WORD: le genou : knee ECOUTEZ - Listen to Jean-Marc pronounce today's word: Download Genou... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Hes a French bulldog.
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Merci beaucoup, Catherine! Bon courage à vous et à votre fils.
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Thank you, Cynthia. So touched by your response to the story!
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Joanne, Thank you for asking. I réalisé, now, I have made a mistake. The cherries my my mother-in-law loves are called BURLAT: http://www.poteletchabot.com/en/the-story-of-two-men/a-gourmets-notebook/gourmet/article/cerise-burlat.html?no_cache=1
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No, we never found out. The water is back to normal now.
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Hi, Leah, French Word-A-Day is for all levels. I did not add a vocabulary section in this post, but you will find one in other posts. Thank you for reading.
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Thank you, Chris, for the wonderful quote that your mother shared. And thanks for your previous comment, which I meant to respond to.
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