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Lovely Awkward: Wine, Romance and Life Among the French

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added on 28/10/2011 by: kerrymack
I'm a 35-year-old journalist who has reported for the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, and in radio and television at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Recently, however, I ran away to France for a whirlwind romance -- with a Frenchman I'd known for just nine days. I'm currently working on a book about my lovely, but awkward adaptation into life along the Mediterranean.
 tags: culture, food, French, photo, travel

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Landslides all around Nice  Posted on 01/18/2014
Here's the video I posted yesterday, but embedded -- in case my link called "video" wasn't enough to get you to look.(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js...
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The roads are crumbling!  Posted on 01/17/2014
I was scolded by the French daycare yesterday because I was five minutes late dropping off my son. I hadn't realized that could happen! It had been raining and raining and getting him in and out of the car had been way more time...
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Decorating a home in France à l'ancienne  Posted on 10/29/2013
French flea market style (French shabby chic), taken from the blog fleamarketchic.com, which I think took it from the blog Little Emma English Home.Well, we're on our way to buying a new home!!We're either going to sell our...
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My first French car accident  Posted on 10/18/2013
While driving to the crèche today, I ran into something that I've long feared since moving to the French Riviera. Well, it ran into me. The driver of the truck agrees.When my lessons in driving standard began a few years ago,...
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Place Masséna and soon our changing downtown!  Posted on 10/09/2013
I've started taking pictures with a tablet. They aren't as good as our regular camera, but at least I remember to take it with me! The tourists are starting to thin out a little bit, which has made getting around Nice, even just...
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First week of daycare  Posted on 10/03/2013
Rue de France, one of the pedestrian-only streets (most of the time)Today, I sat at a café on rue de France, sipping a cappuccino by myself. I know that sounds like a normal thing to do in France, but for me, the feeling was...
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Stone houses  Posted on 10/02/2013
I have fallen in love with a house here in the South of France and I want to buy it. The problem is -- well, one of the many problems is -- that it doesn't come with a toilet. Or running water. Or any electricity.I really didn't...
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  • shuaib84
    shuaib84 31 October 2011 10:42:36

    Great initiative.

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