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Kristin Espinasse
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Merci beaucoup, Joanne. Vous avez reussi à mouvrir lésprit! Jai beaucoup apprécie votre commentarie, ainsi que celle de C-Marie--carrément lopposé mais avec beaucoup de tendresse et passion aussi. Thanks to all who are reading. I read and appreciate very much every comment.
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Thanks, Fred. Your note has absolutely made my day. I love your stories and the connection we have, after meeting here in 2006. I have met some of my dearest friends thanks to this blog. Your writing encouragement has kept me going. Give Nancy a BIG hug, and here is one FOR YOU .
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Hi Dana, Good question. Heres a definition : Bottarga is the Italian name for a delicacy of salted, cured fish roe, typically of the grey mullet or the bluefin tuna, frequently found near coastlines throughout the world, that often is featured in ... Wikipedia
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Thank you, An. Loving the stories here. Reading them aloud to Jean-Marc as he drives us back from Marseilles.
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Thank you, Judi, for your purchase. I hope you like the knit shopping bag.
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Thanks, Antoinette! As for Jean-Marc, he said he would if I would. :-)
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Thank you, Trina. This edit is so helpful. Someone wrote in saying there were many errors in todays post, but did not list them. So I appreciate your note. Enjoying everyones comments. Thanks so much.
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Sugiton calanque--a.k.a. "Les culs nus". I asked friends if the term was okay to share. "Ça depende..." they answered, giving an acceptable, harmless alternative ("Cul-cul" pronounced "kew-kew"). Read on, in today's story, and thanks for sharing this post with a friend. TODAY'S WORD: la calanque : rocky inlet : cove : creek Try Mastering French Vocabulary with Audio MP3 Hear Jean-Marc read the following French sentence. Click here. Dimanche on... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Thank you, Diane, and no worries. Your encouraging and loving notes here are, and have been, a great support.
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Robbie, yes, that bougainvillea.
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Joie, Thank you for this word, damper. The damper was to the left. I moved it back to the right. The other problem was that the glass door has fallen open, after being hit by a log which fell against it.
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Thank you, Heather. Id be happy to!
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Ron, After opening the doors and windows (and the trap inside the cheminee) the flames shot up! Thankfully the fire was still in the fireplace. It was very hard to see through the thick, white smoke. There must have been, as you say, breathing space beneath it, for Smokey. This morning he let out a series of violet sneezes, followed by some wheezing. Hes breathing freely now.
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I searched my photo archives for a picture of "fumée" or "feu", when this popped up. (The lace symbolizes smoke and the little red mailbox, fire?) Ah well, it is much prettier than the scene that took place here last night.... (Photo taken in the town of Ramatuelle, France) TODAY'S WORD: la fumée : smoke panache de fumée = plume of smoke Try Mastering French Vocabulary with Audio MP3 EXAMPLE... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Thank you for your helpful translation, Joanne.
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From planting the vines to pressing the grapes.... It is a great pleasure today for Jean-Marc to present to you his first Provence rosé. (photo of Jean-Marc and our son Max) TODAY'S WORD: LA FEUILLE : leaf; sheet EXAMPLE SENTENCE La vigne commence à donner un peu de fruit dès la troisième feuille (Ampelographie Française) The vine begins to produce a bit of fruit around the third leaf (cycle). Click... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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D, I so enjoyed your thoughts about La Ciotat! You are saying exactly what I am feeling! I hope to share your comment in a future post (if my thoughts dont scatter too much before my intentions kick in!) Thanks, too, for the restaurant recommendation. I have just now followed them on Facebook and look forward at Kitch Cook!
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Thank you, Diane. Your prayers help so much!
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Absolutely delighted to think that our recent bottling here ended up in Houston (thanks French Country Wines!) and in your hands and taste buds. Thanks, Nancy!
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Hi, Betsy, Good to read about your fond memories. Love that you mention La Ciotat as a new petit Marseilles. That is exactly how I see and describe it! P.S. I hope you saw my response about what kind of yoga: Hatha yoga.
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Hi, Patricia, send me a note a week or so before you arrive and I hope we can meet up!
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Thank you, Rick! A good list of synonyms is building here!
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