Tag Archives: French for dummies

15 minutes of shame….

Every year , for the past 11 years , the Irish & friends of the Irish expat community in Paris get together to have a big Ball. Now, I’m sure some of you are thinking that it kind of goes with the territory of being … Continue reading

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Let them eat cake …

Everyone knows that Paris is famous for its patisseries – you only have to get a whiff of freshly baking baguette in the early mornings on any of their boulangerie burdened streets & you can kiss losing those couple of extra … Continue reading

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Trick or treat ?

It’s almost Halloween. Last big blow out before everyone starts panicking about things like forgetting some-one on their Christmas card lists. The shops and supermarkets should be jam packed with all things orange , glowy eyed and ghoulishly consumer orientated. BUT … Continue reading

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Freud and frozen food….

If there’s one thing (other than writing exceptional music & literature) I can honestly say the Irish excel in , its feeling guilty. There are a few inspirational exceptions (take Michael O’ Leary for example) , but based on my own … Continue reading

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A letter from Mammy to Mr Sarkozy

Dear Nicolas , The whole country is up in arms & striking again ( I’m sure you’ve noticed , but just in case ….) and since I can’t beat them , I’m going to join them. I know you’re having … Continue reading

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Ignorance isn’t always bliss…

Its D day, or rather , C section day on my first baby and I’m lying in my hospital gown  , alone in my room with nothing else to do but panic about what’s going to happen next. I’ve just had a pretty … Continue reading

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Excuse my French

My eight (and a half) year old daughter brought her French homework back with her this evening. While I was trying to figure out what it was that I was supposed to be checking for her , she shared the news that a little … Continue reading

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