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Kristin Espinasse
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Very clever, Ronald, considering our recent crush on Sicilian caponata! Love your chocolate addition! Hélas, no more sea view! So enjoying everyones suggestions. Thank you all very much! P. S. Ronald, We very well may visit Seattle next year. We hope to see you.
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Sending wishes to Gordon for une bonne rétablissement. Thank you for asking about the recipes. There are more, but they are scattered around the blog. At the very bottom of todays post, you will find a category tag marked recettes or recipes. Click on it.
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Goodbye Mas des Brun. Thank you for 5 wonderful years! FARNIENTE--from the Italian fare (to do) and niente (nothing). Farniente is a new word for me, and an old one when it comes to naming a home (Jean-Marc tells me many French people name their homes farniente). Help us find a name for our new place, submit... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Not yet. I will post pictures when we get there. 💛
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Thank you! I have just read your comment aloud to Jean-Marc, and we are delighted by the story.
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Chris, What a lovely recapture of our time here! Thank you--and to everyone who commented here today--for your touching words. 💛💛💛
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Smokey is wearing a t-shirt to protect his stitches. He had another bad lump removed.
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These are now the good old days. Yesterday we drove 2 hours north, to the notary's office, to meet 9 people involved in our complicated, 4-hour transfer of property. Ça y est! We've sold our home and vineyard! We move on August 21st... (Photo by the previous previous owners of this stone mas, the Fraser and Moss... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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If there were sharks near our Mediterranean beach, I'd want to swim with my sister-in-law. She's a superhero--Batwoman and Wonder Woman combined! Read on.... SDF (Sans Domicile Fixe) : "without permanent home", homeless Sans Domicile Fixe--Click here to listen to Jean-Marc read the following French: Les personnes sans-abri, sans domicile fixe, sans logis ou itinérants, anciennement qualifiées... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Hi, Judi, Yes--I just saw your donation via Paypal and am sending a private message to you next :-) Many thanks!
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Lynda, I needed to hear this part about being ruthless. Be ruthless, will be one mantra as we pack. Thanks!
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I second Eleonores comment. Go for it, Joan! 👍👍😘😘
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Robin, That is a helpful motto--one I will use along with Lyndas *Be ruthless! Mottos are proving very helpful (JM and I have just filled the car with another load for our local Goodwill. Keeping all of Moms paintings, bien sûr. Will organize that vernissage !)
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Bon courage, Alice !
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Thank you, Carla!
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You are correct Bruce. It was a candid glimpse. The photo taken from it became the memory--or the model--Mom painted.
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"Let every belonging see the light" -- an epiphany I had while packing up my Mom's paintings. (photo of my Mom taken in Roussillon, around 2010) "faire des cartons" : to pack boxes Click here for today's soundfile: On fait des cartons mais, surtout, on se débarrasse de tout ce qui ne sert plus. We are packing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Thank you very much, Adrienne, for your feedback - - and for the donation you just sent! Im glad to see your note here, or I might have addressed the thank you note that I am about to send to John 🤣.
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Thank you very much, Margaret, for your donation! And many thanks for explaining the relatively easy process of sending funds through PayPal. This is all so helpful and much appreciated!
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Our 22-year-old, Max, had a wonderful send-off party at the beach in Les Lecques (that's him centered beneath the sombrero). His closest friends gathered to wish him well in Mexico, where he will be on an exchange program through May 14th, 2018. un pot de départ : farewell drink Bonne lecture - Happy Reading! If you missed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Here it is, Mary. Bon appétit! http://french-word-a-day.typepad.com/motdujour/2016/09/tarte-tomate-that-seasonal-recipe-you-love-and-have-been-asking-for.html
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Sometimes the best things in life are free...to go swimming in the sea costs nothing. (Photo of the bay in Les Lecques and La Madrague Port in St Cyr-sur-Mer) "des clopinettes" : peanuts, chickenfeed, next to nothing Click here to listen to the following French words (English translation above) Parfois les meilleurs choses de la vie sont... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Thank you very much Brenda, and to all who have responded to this post. As Gordon says, I have a lot of friends here and the thoughts you post are gifts of friendship. Thank you all for sharing. 💛
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Eplucher is the word of the day. You've got to peel a few zucchinis to make this easy recipe.... Eplucher : to peel Click here to listen to Jean-Marc read the following sentence in French (English translation is above) Il faut eplucher quelques courgettes pour réaliser cette recette fastoche.... A DAY IN A FRENCH LIFE by Kristi... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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