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Kristin Espinasse
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Thank you, Diane. We are blessed to have you, and those in this community, as our friends. 💛💛💛
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Thank you, cher Bill! And thanks to all who have responded to this post. You are like the friends in this story, and much appreciated.
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Cannes, Cassis, Annecy...what is the best city to live in? Read the response below. la bonne réponse : good answer Listen to Jean-Marc pronounce the following French translation of our opening sentence: Cannes, Cassis, Annecy...quelle est la meilleure ville pour y vivre? Lisez la réponse ci-dessous. A DAY IN A FRENCH LIFE by Kristi Espinasse Saturday night... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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That is so good to hear. Thank you, Chris! 💛
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Merci, mon amie ☀️
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There is a wonderful beach in La Ciotat, beside Parc du Mugel! It is where my father swam, after we had lunch in the restaurant just above the beach. And when in town, in La Ciotat, try Kitch and Cook, at Place Esquiros, for a delicious 3 course meal at under 20 euros ! We also like the restaurant, Béné, on the port. Enjoy your trip, Patricia.
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Thank you, Linda! It was great to meet you in person. Say hello to Tom, and many thanks for the wine report. :-)
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Thank you, Barbara!
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Thank you, Kitty 💛
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2017 on la crotte at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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If you have to swallow a mouthful, better to do it in the sea, than in the pool. Photo taken this morning, while swimming with our golden. "boire la tasse" 1. to swallow a mouthful, to swallow a lot of water (while swimming) 2. to lose a lot of money, to go under Listen to Jean-Marc read... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Amazing Grace--a favorite song! JM and I are both mellowing out - and this past year, especially. Thanks for the Tati film recommendation. Looks like a good one!
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Thank you, Margaret! ☀ These comments and feedback are a much appreciated gift from readers. I mark them to re-read on days when doubts set in. I hope to continue writing and sharing for as long as possible.
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Thanks for the cozy scene you shared, winter tire change, summer, kids. As for any success with the hunting implement, yes--he managed to collect some sea urchins, which we enjoyed right there on the shore--along with the rest of our picnic.
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Thank you, LaVonna!
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Good idea about packing his toothbrush. That takes care of that!
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Thank you, Ladee. This is a helpful explanation. I have had that picture so long that I no longer saw the *tis*, the original reason for which the photo was taken - the mop-spear being a happy accident and chance to illustrate the story.
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Marsha, Best wishes for your move back to the States. That will be a change after all this time in Europe. Change is good! Please thank your daughter for me, for sending you our way. And thank you for reading this blog all this years.
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If you have ever been harmed by words, today's quote may help you. (Photo of me by Jean-Marc, more in today's lighthearted story.) "la lance" : spear The most destructive of weapons is not the spear or the siege cannon, which can wound a body and demolish a wall. The most terrible of all weapons is the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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I think it was goat cheese. This time he used chestnut flour.
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Yesterday we spent a relaxing day at one of the most prestigious vineyards in Provence: Chateau de Pibarnon. Listen to the previous sentence in French, just below, and don't miss the entire post and photos. First, today's word: "décontracté" relaxed, calm, serene Click the following link to listen to the French sentence (English version above) Hier nous... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Thank you, chère Natalia, and to all you dear readers to who sent Happy Anniversary wishes! Jean-Marc and I are blessed to receive these warm messages of support and good thoughts. With best wishes to you!
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