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ravissant + share a funny street name

Fresh flowers and fresh perspectives. Photo: at a strawberry, wine, and olive-oil vendor's in Tulette


ravissant (rah-vee-sahn)

    : lovely

 also ravissante (rah-vee-sahnt)

Audio File (warning! Jean-Marc is away so you are stuck with my recording. Listen at your own risk: Download MP3 or Wav file

Charlotte est revenue hier! Elle était ravissante! Charlotte came back yesterday. She looked lovely!

 A DAY IN A FRENCH LIFE... by Kristin Espinasse

Last November, I began a personal challenge  to "Publish a Book in 21 days"! In order to complete the ambitious project, I asked readers to help edit three stories three times per week. Though I failed to meet the publishing deadline, the book was compiled in 21 days (it took an extra two weeks to see it online at Amazon). As painful as the process was (!!!), I reached a goal, one that had been swept back into the corner along with other neglected dreams. 

The current book project is coming together.  On Monday, we made it to the one-third mark! But the pace is slackening today, with only one story to edit. It is titled "ravissant". If you like, you can proofread it here.


  Pourquoi-pas? (c) Kristin Espinasse

A cool street sign in Toulon. How would you like to live on a Why Not street? What's another interesting street name? Back home in Arizona, I once lived on Never Mind Trail....  To share a funny street name, or to comment on any item in this edition, click here.


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