"Le Roupillon" (The Snooze) : the healing qualities of rest. Smokey, leaning a sore cheek on mamma's fur, so soft and sleek. argile (ar-zheel) noun, feminine : clay . Audio File & Example Sentence: Download Wav or Download MP3 Tous nous sommes faits d'une même argile, mais ce n'est pas le même moule. We are all made... Read more →


One of my favorite things about going to the grocery store in Camaret-sur-Aigues is seeing the line-up of vélos out front. Question: do French bikes have more character than others? Are the bicycles in your area as authentic? What makes them so? * * * Today we will need to pedal quickly, what with another mise en... Read more →


Ever feel like this? Unhinged, patched together, or just plain in pieces? Let me tell you... we got to sleep late last night after our latest mise-en-bouteilles. Read about last night's bottling, in the story column, below. Photo © Jules Greer (thanks Mom!) Cinéma Vérité Cinéma Vérité will go cinematic this weekend! Don't miss our first court-métrage*... Read more →


The mobile-bottling machine and one man with a lot on his mind... and the day hasn't even begun yet. Read on, in today's story. chiffon (she-fown) noun, masculine : rag, duster, dust cloth Check out the French Country Diary 2009 (desk diary & calendar) Listen to my daughter, Jackie, pronounce today's word and this expression "donner un... Read more →


Babé and Jean-Marc preparing for the first bottles to arrive... I wrote* about Cheryl and Bill Jamison's visit to our place a few years back... I hear they've written about it too! Join me in the rush to buy a copy of their latest book "Around the World in 80 Dinners: The Ultimate Culinary Adventure" . Today's... Read more →