Men in Pink Shorts

It has been so long since I blogged about living here, it is a little difficult to know when to jump in and begin again. But I thought the height of a perfect day in July would be a good start. It is summer here finally and resoundingly, and everything we love about being here... Continue Reading →


Allez les Bleus – Celebrating French Culture

Albert Camus’s The Stranger was required reading in Canadian high schools when I was 17. I can’t remember how it was taught but I am guessing we would have focused on the main theme of absurdist philosophy. As part of my ongoing project to learn more about French culture I recently searched for literary criticism... Continue Reading →

Pink Drinks

Rosé In July when the weather gets hot we start drinking chilled rosé in our courtyard. This is standard fare in southwest France but not something we drank much of in Canada. In most cases, rosé is coloured pink by leaving the grape skins in contact with the wine. Most wine grapes produce a colourless... Continue Reading →

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