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22 12, 2011

Christmas: News of Great Joy?

By |2014-11-19T10:36:05+11:00Dec 22, 2011|3 Comments

n total juxtaposition to the glamour of the season of Advent, I recently read about a rather controversial decision which would affect the capital – or a good 9.2 per cent of it this year, if the unemployment statistics are anything to go by. During my time in Paris, I remember noticing the stark and irrefutable presence of the city’s SDF (sans domicile fixe, or homeless).

2 12, 2011

Midnight in Paris: nostalgia for a golden age

By |2013-07-02T16:48:56+10:00Dec 2, 2011|0 Comments

I think the film touched upon something much more relevant to those of us who have fallen under the city’s spell… nostalgia of a golden age. I was reminded of my three months working in Paris. Whilst I won’t pretend my Parisian world was as idyllic as Owen Wilson’s, it felt close at times.

5 10, 2011

Sugar and spice and all things nice

By |2013-06-30T20:50:52+10:00Oct 5, 2011|2 Comments

Visitors to France hanker after the boulangeries and pâtisseries found on every street corner of the country. The boulangeries, yes. The croissants, I understand. Macaroons, I LOVE, so I give them that too. These, after all, have become part of my holiday routine. And yet I rarely touched the things when I lived, worked, and immersed myself in French life... [But s]o how has this world of sucreries become such a reflection of French culture?

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