As soon as Noël is over, the time for étrennes is around the corner. Since the 18th century, when you give your postman his étrennes, he gives you a calendar which you hang in your kitchen until next year...(Unless the postman had one too many apertif on his way to your place.)
Je me sens généralement toujours à ma place lors de mes différentes expériences à l'étranger. Je suis totalement moi-même et je profite de la vie. Peu importe l'endroit où je pose mes valises pour quelques jours ou quelques mois, je sais que mon voyage est légitime.
But I can tell you, cooking for two French stepchildren presents a whole new set of challenges – especially when their idea of a gourmet meal is MacDo.
The party goes on. Never-ending French parties are fun but you need to keep your energy up!
Our 'french thread' binds us ... a gentle tug and off we go on another of life’s French adventures. The thread then resolutely wove its way throughout our lives – the slow and often painful acquisition of the beautiful French language, the visits in Melbourne to French theatre, French film and the impressive French restaurant scene.