Bignonias always remind me of our home in Les Arcs, where the flowers clambored up and over the metal pergola beside our driveway, throwing shade onto the boules (or "pétanque" or "bocce ball") court just beyond. Our house in Les Arcs-sur-Argens was a 30-minute drive from Bagnols-en-Forêt, where my English friend, Michèle, had a "pied-à-terre", or second... Read more →


épine

Jean-Marc busy with the 'mise en scène' for his next wine article. (The bottle is lying on a bed of sea urchins.) une épine (ay-peen) noun, feminine 1. thorn, prickle, spine Also: épine dorsale = backbone Listen: Hear the word "épine" pronounced: Download epine.wav ................... Expressions: être sur des épines = to be on pins and needles... Read more →