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I was to become a ski instructor

I was to become a ski instructor

What can I do for you

What can I do for you

Impossible is not French

Teaching Are you interestedin French culture ?Learning French ?French conversation ?I can teach you personnally or find the adequate person for you....

An English man in Paris

An English man in Paris

Ami intime

Who am I ?

I was born in Grenoble, I am the divorced mother of very lively twins, a boy and a girl aged 14 and we have a very affectionate British Short Hair, who pretends to be a British Blue.
Like my cat I have had many lives...

Among the acceptable ones have been  ski instructor for kids, teaching English when I did my PHD on the English daily, « The Independent »  and then...

I became a journalist

I became a journalist

Bluff your way in French culture

Bluff your way in French culture

All you never wanted to know about froggies

Dîner en ville

Dîner en ville

What people are talking about in Paris

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Anouk Laclos and Mon cher stagiaire : hot and fun !

Can you believe it?  “Mon Cher Stagiaire” (“My Dear Intern”), is the first erotic 100% French novel to be published in France!  And the publisher,...

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INTIMATE FEARS

As a comedy writer, I was always told that laughter is the hardest thing to share. What makes me laugh does not necessarily make you laugh....

Champagne...

“Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector.” Graham Greene

My beloved British short hair

My beloved British short hair

Quotes of the day

Quotes of the day

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clients quote

“ This could be a blockquote. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer commodo tristique odio, quis fringilla. ” John Doe,...

London calling

When in London, I felt I should be in Paris, though it was nice to visit Greenwich meridian to set my watch straight at the Observatory, and to have...

From fear to hope

Driving from Pasadena to Los Angeles airport two weeks ago, my Uber driverwas a Croatian who was born in Germany but who left in 1999 because he...

Halloween in Pasadena

The sun dies in the Western horizon... For a very long time I felt undestructible... But life gets scary sometimes... You think that your mother...

Make em Laugh : a must read

If someone asks Debbie Reynolds who she is, she always gives the same humble and mischievous answer  “I am Princess Leia's mother.”  Carrie Fisher -...

Madrid...

A change of perspective “We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them.” ― John Irving, Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

Dreams...

“My dreams are a stupid shelter, like an umbrella against lightning.” ― Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Hasta la vida...

  “Hasta la muerte, todo es vida.” ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra    

Stone

Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone. Jorge Luis Borges

400 hundred years of French presence in Ontario !

This week, the Attorney general and  Minister for francophone affairs in Ontario, Madeleine Meilleur celebrated the 400 year of French presence in...

The lobster : how to avoid love and marriage

The Franco-British film festival in Dinard (Sept 30- Oct 5) explored very dark sides of the human mind this year, and when I decided to see « ...

Dinard versus Saint Malo, a tale of the two cities

« Dinard is a wonderful town,  says my friend Vincent Lécuyer who pretends not to be biased, it is indeed the best place to see Saint Malo ! ». The...

The eyebrows are the mirror of the soul

    « You should never underestimate the power of the eyebrow », says the actor Jack Black, and he is right. Of course the unibrow, which prevented...

Mistakes...

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. ” Eleanor Roosevelt

Life...

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television. Woody Allen

Fire...

"Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.”  Mae West

To be Maltese or not to be.

  I do not know if it happens to you, but whenever start getting interested by a subject, I become obsessive and suddenly all around me seems...

The Maltese Falcon and I

    Is there any other film as puzzling as Howard Hawks' Maltese Falcon 1 ? Everybody loves Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor and the film noir...

Taxi drivers strike in Paris : the intouchables

Of course you heard about French taxi drivers almost killing a young man for he dared telling them he understood why people chose « Uber pop », the...

Widerness

  “Cherish your wilderness.”  Maxine Kumin

Voltaire's fault : ladies first

Don't be ashamed to make mistakes in French, you are not alone. According to a survey realized by le « projet Voltaire », and published in the...

Charlotte Corday, the angel of assassination

Just as the shower scene in « Psycho », the painting of Jean-Paul Marat stabbed in his bathtub on July 13 1793, by the painter David, is iconic. In...

God save the French (language)

When the English say « he swam across the river », the French say « Il a traversé la rivière à la nage », which is a case study of translation. In...

Nomad's land

  HomeExchange Trocmaison : the 10 year itch. HomeExchange was founded by Ed Kushins, after a long personal experience of home exchanging which he...

TV and democracy : the odd couple

French TV5 Monde, the equivalent of BBC World, or CNN was the victim of a cyber attack on Thursday losing control of the 11 channels in French and...

« Appeler un chat, un chat, (1)... ou une chatte, une chatte (2) », or to call a prostitute, a « libertine rémunérée » , that is the question.

  The French are so romantic. They can be incredibly creative when it comes to sex and its vocabulary. Where I live, in the 15th district of Paris...

Brains...

“Brains are an asset, if you hide them.”  Mae West

...And we all are François...

  I am Charlie, I am a cop, I am Jewish And we are François... The French President, whose popularity was at its lowest, suddenly rose from 19%  to...

Paris attacks: My country’s worst nightmare has come true

    France is being punished because we embody the ideal of human rights   What happened in Paris yesterday is a devastating shock for France,...

To be « sur son 31 » or not to be…

  Many French people believe that the locution « se mettre sur son 31 » means that you get well dressed for a Happy New Year - and often over-...

Foie Gras against Faux Gras : killing the golden goose ?

  Do you remember « Never Say Never Again »1 ? I do. Those were the times, in the early eighties when James Bond, alias Sean Connery, knew how to...

French letters versus Capote Anglaise: Family business.

  Was the condom invented by a doctor, Mr Condom, personal GP of womanizer Charles II King of England (1660-1685), or did the name originate in the...

The extreme right party in France and the enjoyment of not thinking.

Interview with Jean-Pierre Winter, psychoanalyst and author of « Les hommes politiques sur le divan », “Politicians on the psychoanalyst’s couch”. [...

When being robbed becomes free advertisement : from cruffin to potato

When last week, I was in L.A – at the Palisades, to be precise, at my co-writer's wonderful house overlooking the Pacific ocean – gosh I miss it, I...

Ordinary

  “Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.”   Oscar Wilde

Des ordres et des désirs

« Si tu veux construire un bateau, ne rassemble pas tes hommes et femmes pour leur donner des ordres, pour expliquer chaque détail, pour leur dire...

Faux amis, false cognates

    Although English belongs to the Germanic family of Indo-European languages, and French to the Romance family, basically Latin dating from the...

Life...

    "My Life needs editing"   Mort Sahl

Love...

  “If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.”    Khalil Gibran  

Learn...

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.”    Albert Einstein 

Happy birthday : a Eurostar is born !

On November 14 1994, just twenty years ago, the first Eurostar connected Waterloo Station in London to Gare du Nord in Paris at a speed of 106,6 mph...

Why do the French eat with their hands on the table ?

  If you are attending a dinner in France, leaving your hands on your laps, will appear quite rude to a French host. You are supposed to put your...

FIAC YOU : ART AS THERAPY

    Off course, I was at the Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain last week-end at the Grand Palais. The place where you have to be and to be...

Be Younix

Be Younix

There is a life after the selfie

My books

  • « Anglais, nos ennemis de toujours… » with Helène van Weel, in 2013 (The English, our best ennemies),  love and hate between the French and the English since Hastings 1066, published in November 2013
  • Girl Fight« Girl Fight »,  with Audrey Chenu, the true story of a resilient ex drug dealer, who became a school teacher and a box intructor, published in September 2013, Presses de la Cité
  • Gentil coquelicot« Gentil Coquelicot », a  psychological thriller, published in 2004, Editions Jean-Claude Lattes.

The President's man : killing 4 birds with one stone

  As a screenwriter, I love politics because I read them like spy stories. Full of twists and turns. Politics are made of betrayals, a fuel for page...

The world is my urinal

  While I was at the Fiac, Foire International d’art contemporain, I met with a nice young man trying to realize a very difficult selfie.  Of course...

Will London step out of Europe? It is a real question !

Pauline Schapper, teacher at the University of La Sorbonne, explores in a very interesting book[1], precise and clear, the complicated relationship...

Sex : Mind the (gender) gap between the French and the Americans.

    I read a very interesting article by Corine Lesnes, 1in her blog, about the attempt by American feminists to suppress the suffixe –« man ». In...

Champagne !!!

  Me and Dom Perignon I remember when my ex husband and I signed our first screenplay contract together. To celebrate this achievement, we...

French kiss

« The French kiss » -in English in the text - entered the French dictionary in 2013. You may laugh at me… As a French student in English, I have...

Life

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”  X

Love...

“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”   Oscar Wilde

Love...

“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy,...

Revolving

    Ta mère s'est fait braquer par la banque, sans revolver avec le crédit revolving, elle espérait se mettre au vert, solidaire, et bing, le fisc...

Creativity...

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”   Albert Einstein

Memory...

  “Never memorize something that you can look up.”    Albert Einstein 

Life...

  “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”   Albert Einstein

Doubt...

“When in doubt, take a bath...”  Mae West

To err...

“To err is human - but it feels divine.”   Mae West

Snow White...

  “I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.” Mae West

Single...

“I'm single because I was born that way.” Mae West

Corruption...

  “It is not power that corrupts but fear.”    Aung san Suu Kyi

Modernity...

  "The point of modernity is to live a life without illusions while not becoming disillusioned" Antonio Gramsci 

Appeaser...

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”  Winston Churchill

Politics...

  "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon 

Laughter...

  “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”  William Shakespeare

Happiness...

  “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust 

Valérie Trierweiller and all the Président’s women : where does this rivalry between women come from ?

    Interview with Jean-Pierre Winter, psychoanalyst and author of « Les hommes politiques sur le divan », “Politicians on the psychoanalyst’s...

Jean Pierre Winter : Valerie Trierweiller et les femmes du Président, mais d'où vient cette rivalité entre femmes ?

  Valerie Trierweiller et les femmes du Président, mais d'où vient cette rivalité entre femmes ? Une interview du psychanalyste, Jean-Pierre Winter...

Me and la Vache qui rit... ( Me and the laughing cow)

  Let me introduce you to a  character that puzzled me all my childhoodlong. Her name is « La Vache qui rit », the « laughing cow ». Funnily...

Politics

  «  In war you can only be killed once,  but in politics, many times.  » Winston Churchill

Godwin's law, Sarkozy and me.

You must be familiar with the Godwin's law. In the 90's, Mr. Godwin, an American Lawyer, established that when talking for too long on the Internet...

Younix, about being unique...

    Waouh that is my first Younix. The picture was taken Septembre 6,  2014 on the roof of the IMA, Institut du Monde Arabe, ( Institute of the Arab...

Personnalities

  “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”  C.G. Jung 

Hearts...

  “Hearts Live By Being Wounded”    Oscar Wilde 

Secret garden...

“Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.”  William Goldman/ The Pincess Bride 

Paranoïd...

“A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on. ”  William S. Burroughs 

Humble...

“Don't be so humble - you are not that great.” Golda Meir 

Excess...

“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.”  William Blake

Win...

“Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose!”  Karl Lagerfeld 

Risks...

  “Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”    Leo Buscaglia 

Age...

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”  John Lennon 

Blur...

Some things are best left a blur. Births and Visa Bills.”  Sophie Kinsella 

Film...

“The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.”  Alfred Hitchcock 

Happy...

  “I'm a happy person. If you want to be around me, you can either choose to be happy too, or follow the signs to the nearest exit!” Sharon Swan 

Fascinating...

“There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.” Oscar...

Banker...

“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”  Mark Twain 

Women

“I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks.”  Steve Martin 

six minutes to live...

“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.”  Isaac Asimov 

Love...

“Come sleep with me: We won't make Love,Love will make us.”  Julio Cortazar

Love...

“When love is not madness it is not love.”  Pedro Calderon de la Barca 

Wilderness

  “Cherish your wilderness.”  Maxime Kumin

There is a life after the selfy, follow me, be Younix

I used to be extremely shy. When I was a kid I would blush whenever I met someone in my building. I was so anxious not to be impolite that I would...

A to Z : How to become a true French for the summer : the « F » words 2/3

A to Z : How to become a true  French for the summer : the « F » words 2/3 How come that what is « French » in English is rarely French in French or...

A to Z : How to become a true French for the summer : the « F » words 1/3

The « F » words   How come that what is « French » in English is rarely French in French or (and) systematically derogatory ? Some time, the...

War

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. Sun Tzu

A to Z : How to become a true French... for the summer : E for elegance

E for elegance ?  The French have the reputation of being more elegant than the British (not to mention the Americans) and in his blog, [1]...

A to Z : How to become a true French for the summer : D for draguer

  D for draguer. Draguer : pick somebody up. Sea, sex and sun, here comes the time for the French seducers. La drague which is a term borrowed from...

Live...

  “May you live every day of your life.” Johnattan Swift

To be...

  “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot  

overdressed

  “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” Oscar Wilde

Do...

  “Do one thing every day that scares you.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Paris

    “He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo. Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic. Nothing is more sublime.”...

love, hate...

  “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”   André Gide

Book...

  “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”  William Styron

Friend...

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”  Anaïs...

A few of my favourite restaurants in the South of 15th district

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  La Veraison. This is a small place that you might otherwise miss on Rue de la Croix Nivert, but worth the détour. n French, la « véraison » is...

C'est merveilleux ! It 's wonderful !

  If you have not tasted the « Merveilleux », it is a sin ! The cake is simply made of meringue and buttercream (6 different flavours), not exactly...

Creativity...

“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources”  Albert Einstein

Drunk...

  "One should always be drunk. That's all that matters... But with what ? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk"  ...

Enemies...

  Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.   John F Kennedy

French letters versus Capote Anglaise: Family business

Was the condom invented by a doctor, Mr Condom, personal GP of womanizer Charles II King of England (1660-1685), or did the name originate in the...

"vous or tu, tempête dans un verre d'eau"

Let me quizz you. Do you know what the French expression to be « à tu et à toi » means ? Easy for a French native :  it means to be close enough to...

Social Kissing

the higher your rank, the higher you kissed   If Tommies used to kiss their fellows to encourage each other during the Trench warfare (400.000...

A to Z, how to become a true French... for the summer : B for blasé

  B for Blasé Blasé, be blasé (be jaded, nonchalant, cool, bored, detached weary).  It is a very noticeable French attitude not to look excited at...

A for Aperitif

  A to Z : How to become a true  French... for the summer The Apéritif or apéro, is a national sport. « Venez prendre l’apéro », is an invitation to...

Fragments of the Past

  I met Laura Medina, near Ostuni, in Puglia, Italy. There is something fascinating about this 30 year old artist, born in Milan, half Italian, half...

A to Z : How to become a true French for the summer : the « F » words 3/3

A to Z : How to become a true  French for the summer : the « F » words 3/3 How come that what is « French » in English is rarely French in French or...

A to Z : How to become a true French for the summer : C for complain

  C for complain. Complain about almost anything possible : school, taxes, football results – ok, if you are French, there are good reasons for...

The tapestry of Bayeux : take a trip to the first comic strip !

Noman horsemen attacking Harold from 900th anniversary of Battle of Hastings (1066)     The Tapestry of Bayeux describes in 58 wool embroided...

D day : what would you be ready to risk you life for ?

It was very moving to see the Queen of England, the American and the Canadian Heads of State all taking part in the celebration of the 6th of June...

24 : Jack Bauer is back to save our Brave New World

Interview of Robert Cochran, the very talented co-creator and co-producer of « 24 »   CM : After 4 years in Purgatory, as an illegal immigrant in...

Youth...

“To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.” Oscar Wilde

War...

“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.” Mark Twain

To hurt...

“To hurt is as human as to breathe.” J.K.Rowling

Mistakes...

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. ” Eleanor Roosevelt

Love...

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.”Jess C.Scott

Guilty...

“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.” Voltaire

Wisdom...

“Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.” Baltasar Gracian

Politics...

“In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.” Margaret Thatcher

Life...

"In the midst of life we are in death" James Joyce

Failing...

“If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.”Woody Allen

Friendship...

“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”   Baltasar  Gracian

Eyes...

“Shut your eyes and see.” James Joyce

A man...

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”Voltaire

life...

“‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.”Voltaire

Vote...

“Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.”  W.C. Fields

Fire...

“Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.” Candace Bushnell

Envy...

“Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.” François de La Rochefoucauld

Life...

“Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.” Woody Allen

ROL : Read out loud with les livreurs

If your French is good enough, and if you like wine, (or may be after a glass of wine, and you have forgotten about selfconciousness), you may well...

Forget...

“You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.” Cormac Mc Carthy,.

Immortal...

“Make me immortal with a kiss.” Christopher Marlowe

Water...

"I don't drink water. Fish fuck in it.” W.C. Fields

Critics...

“Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves.” Brendan Behan

Robbed...

"The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief" William Shakespeare

French Shoe : in and out…

Imelda Marcos shoe museum When I look at a man, apart from his hands, I tend to look at his shoes. Would I have been charmed by Aquilino Morelle,...

Life...

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Søren Kierkegaard

Comfort...

“But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.” Aldous Huxley in "Brave New...

Impossible...

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!”Audrey Hepburn

Blood...

"It will have blood they say, blood will have blood" William Shakespeare

Anne Hidalgo, the first woman, mayor of Paris : cherchez la femme !

For the first time in France, a woman, Anne Hidalgo ( Socialist party), was elected Mayor of Paris. In our male chauvinist country, when women enter...

My savior is Irish : Me and 300 years of military relationship with France.

Slea Head, the western end of the (old) world I once – in 1989, I updated a tourist guide, « Visa », about Ireland.The publisher, the well known...

Wilderness...

“Cherish your wilderness.” Maxime Kumin

Good deed

“No good deed goes unpunished.” Oscar Wilde

Despair...

"Despair has its own calms" Bram Stoker

Drinking, writing...

"I'm a drinker with writing problems" Brendan Behan

Perhaps...

“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” François Rabelais

Forgiveness...

"One forgives ro the degree that one loves" François de La Rochefoucault

Unhappy marriages...

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” Friedrich Nietzsche

« Le Week-end », by Roger Michell : Paris forever

I remember ten years ago, it was my husband’s 40th birthday and I wanted to offer him something smashing, something he would remember, but he is not...

A day...

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Nicolas Chamfort

Men,women...

“I like men who have a future and women who have a past.” Oscar Wilde

Sex (good)...

Good sex is like good bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.” Mae West

Woman...

Alas, I am a woman, friendless, hopeless !   William Shakespeare

Michael Edwards : the Frenchiest Englishman in Paris

Every month, I meet prominent English or American people living in Paris... Michael Edwards, 75, is certainly one of the Frenchiest Englishmen in...

Hope...

“Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.” Francis Bacon

Dream...

“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” Victor Hugo, in "Les Misérables"

Tastes...

“My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.”Winston Churchill

To live...

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Oscar Wilde

Magic...

“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”   Roald Dahl

Success...

“Success is a great deodorant.”Elizabeth Taylor

Sin...

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall William Shakespeare

Life...

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde

Michael Edwards : one of the Frenchiest Englishmen in Paris

 Every month, I meet prominent English or American people living in Paris... Michael Edwards, 75, is certainly one of the Frenchiest Englishmen in...

Poverty...

"Poverty of goods is easily cured ; poverty of soul, impossible" Michel de Montaigne

Politics...

"In politics stupidity is not a handicap" Napoleon Bonaparte

Men...

"I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported." Mae West

Sarko-leak : the « Sprayer Sprinkled »

In its last issue, the weekly « Le Canard Enchaîné »,  “the chained duck” [1] published that it had in its possession 242 hours of eavesdropped...

Darkness...

"I say there is no darkness but ignorance" William Shakespeare

Truth...

“But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.” Khaled Hosseini

Life...

"Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile." Mark...

HYPERLINKS MY LIFE, MY WORK/MA VIE, MON OEUVRE

In English http://issuu.com/connexionfrance/docs/137_connexion_march_2014 (page 14, see article by Jane Hanks) http://www.independent.co.uk/news (see...

To be...

It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot

Hope and Glory

I hope this book will be translated into English !!

Snow White

"I used to be Snow White, but I drifted" Mae West

French Restaurant and bar bashing

Did you know the word « tourist » was invented by the British in the XVIIth century ? At the time it was fashionable for wealthy educated gentlemen...

Trading Places with Eléonore Pourriat : when the oppressed majority meets Planet Women

Just imagine you wake up tomorrow morning and women have taken power over men – that would be quite exciting ! And behave like men… Nightmarish ! In...

Prejudice

“I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally. ” W.C. Fields

Life...

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein

Superfluous...

"The superfluous, a very necessary thing" Voltaire

Kiss...

“Make me immortal with a kiss.” Christopher Marlowe

Truth...

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” Mark Twain

Things...

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”Anaïs Nin

Love...

Love's best habit is a soothing tongue William Shakespeare

Good girls...

“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”Mae West

Be...

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”Oscar wilde

Truth...

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain

Attitude

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference Winston Churchill

Rugby : it all started with a French game

    the "soule" Before football and rugby, was the « soule », a French game from the middle ages, played everywhere in villages. A very violent...

love...

When love is not madness it is not love Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Life...

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. Georges Bernard Shaw

Do...

Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt

A woman...

A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot waterEleanor Roosevelt

To live...

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.Oscar Wilde

Boldness...

Boldness be my friend.William Shakespeare

Rugby : the path of war beween France and England

We are the champions « Enfin » « At last ! », the French press acclaimed with a cry of joy and a big relief, the hard won victory of the French...

Success...

Eighty percent of success is showing up.Woody Allen

Hope...

Never, never give up !Winston Churchill

Success...

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

Kiss of death

It was by a cold press release issued from the president headquarters that François Hollande officially ended his relationship with his companion,...

Baiser...

Partons, dans un baiser, pour un monde inconnu.Alfred de Musset.

Past...

What is past, is prologueWilliam Shakespeare

Sorrows...

"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions."William Shakespeare"Les emmerdes, ça vole toujours en escadrille"libre traduction...

Age...

Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese" Billie Burke US actress 1885-1970

A pessimist...

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

ARE WOMEN THE SACRIFICIAL VICTIMS OF FRENCH POLITICS ?

As soon as the relationship between François Hollande and Julie Gayet had blown up in glossy magazine Closer, appeared the news that the actress had...

SCARLETT JOHANSON AND THE RUDE FRENCH

According to American actress, Scarlett Johanson, the French are particularly rude. She thought their aggresion was exotic until she moved in Paris...

A presidential affair is a royal affair

The British press was shocked by the glossy celebrity magazine Closer revelation : French President Hollande, 59, has had an affair with beautiful,...

BREAD AND ROSES Where to buy them, near my flat...

Bread and roses Bread How do you recognise a good bakery in Paris ? By the pride of the artisan bakers ( le Boulanger) who boldly puts his name on...

Stand up comedian Dieudonné is not an ordinary racist...

 Dieudonné is not an ordinary racist. He is a talented racist.  Sometime ago he shared the stage with a Jewish comedian Elie Semoun, making fun of...

Bluff your way about Alsatian architecture

The ground floor was smaller than the first floor to avoid taxes You will notice that some old houses have a ground floor that is smaller than the...

Bluff your way about cheese.

« De Gaulle and cheese » A famous phrase by de Gaulle was « How can you govern a country with 246 sorts of cheese , ». According to the very serious...

A Parisian goes to the land of smelly cheese : the mystery of Munster !!!

If French Camembert disgusts you, forget about Munster, unless you want to get rid of a suitor. This cheese also made out of cow milk reaches a 8.4...

French Taxi on strike : I tell you why !!!

 How to get a cab in Paris ? It sounds like a Daftpunk hit : Get lucky !!! «  Joe le Taxi », the famous song by French singer and ex-wife of Johnny...

To be "sur son 31" or not to be...

Many French people believe that the locution « se mettre sur son 31 » means that you get well dressed for a Happy New Year - and often over-dressed...

How to be a true Parisian in one hour

The challenge is huge and stand up comedian, Olivier Giraud, with his distinctive and so « romantic » French accent is very convincing in staging the...

In Paris every thing -even sex, is ideology

Prostitution law : from « Californification », to « Borgen », passing by « Hung », when reality meets fiction. You cannot have missed le manifeste...

"Guillaume et les Garçons à table!", feature film by Guillaume Gallienne

We all are tomboys! Guillaume is the youngest of 3 brothers and his mother wanted a girl ; so Guillaume is a very effeminate young man trying to deal...

Deeply moving

I’m a control freak. This piece of art is deeply moving for me. More See « la Ruée vers l’art » (the art rush ): a confidential documentary film by...

Caillebotte, in boboland

Franck Baranger et Edouard Bobin, the chefs of le Pantruche, opened a chic bistrot near the fashionable rue des Martyrs, headquarter of the Parisian...

Anglais, nos ennemis de toujours !

Since the Duke of Normandy, William the conqueror, invaded England in 1066, The French and the English always have had  a love and hate relationship...

Finaliste du Prix Sopadin du meilleur scénario 2013 !

Life is not a bitch, my first feature film script "Mon pire ami" (my worst friend) - a black and sexy comedy - was selected with 6 others for the "...

Girl fight, le deal d'une vie !

Girl Fight is the true story of Audrey Chenu, former drug dealer based in Normandy.  When she was 18, she discovered the untold violence of prisons...