Forward this post to a French friend. Today's edition, on fudge, is a reverse-dictionary entry: instead of translating a French word, we'll begin with English. This is dedicated to all of our French readers--so happy to know you're reading. You keep me on my toes! (photo of a sweets shop taken in Paris) fudge (n) (fuhzh) :... Read more →


The family hat. John bought it for Mom, in Mexico. Mom left it to me, in France. Marsha borrowed it in San Remo, and yesterday, while sitting out in the morning sun enjoying our coffee together, Dad asked: may I use your hat? une nappe (nap) : tablecloth, sheet (layer) la nappe phréatique = ground water, water... Read more →


My family and I stole away for a two-day séjour in Italy. C'était dépaysant, as the French say--or a nice "change of scenery". Mas la Monaque - Rent this beautifully restored 17-century farm. Click here for photos un séjour (say-joor) 1. stay 2. living room, family room bon séjour = have a nice stay une carte de... Read more →


A calanque is an inlet from the sea, ideal for walking your dog, picnics, and snorkeling! Provence Villa Rental Luberon luxury home; 4 bedrooms, 5 baths; gourmet kitchen, covered terrace & pool. Views of Roussillon. Click here. être coincé (etruh-kwen-say) : to be stranded Audio File: listen to Jean-Marc: Download MP3 or Wav Nous avons été coincés... Read more →