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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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More "French bashing," the French say  Posted on 04/11/2014
I wrote a story in the Citizen a few months ago about how France's rebuttals to the English media are sometimes lost because they only argue back in French, through their own media. (It's in the post below this one.) There's...
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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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  • shuaib84
    shuaib84 31 October 2011 10:42:36

    Great initiative.

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