Gone fishing! I'll see you in a week, when the next post goes out. Meantime, keep up your French vocabulary by visiting the French word archives. Thanks for reading and for sharing our language journal with friends and family. See you soon--with more photos and stories from a French life! Bisous, Kristin la frénésie de ménage (fray-nay-zee... Read more →


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Gone fishing. Home now. And so good to be back at work, putting words down on the blank page and watching a story come to life. Read today's slice o'life... and learn a trick or two! Mas la Monaque - rent this beautifully restored 17-century farmhouse! Click here for photos and availability. une astuce (ahss tooce) :... Read more →


le plafond

Jackie at her cousin's house le plafond (plah-fohn) noun, masculine 1. ceiling; roof (of car, cave) Also: plafonner (verb) = to reach a ceiling or maximum le plafond de crédit = credit limit le prix plafond = maximum price Expressions: être bas de plafond = to not have much "up top" (in the head) crever le plafond... Read more →