When I was in school, we often made of fun city kids who thought that fishes in the sea looked like the breaded Findus fish sticks they were being served at dinner.
Monthly Archives: August, 2016
Long after they left school and university, many French still refer to the two summer months as “les grandes vacances”, i.e. “the long holidays”, as if they could once again live worry-free from the end of June to late August.
At first glance, foreigners, especially North Americans, may think French are sullen and rude.
French playgrounds and Canadian playgrounds are quite different, and so are parenting styles.
All the stores were closed, only bars and restaurants were waiting for customers who were presumably still hiding from the rain somewhere. Small puddles had formed here and there and the pavement was shining wet.
This year, I decided to try to renew my passport in France.