That's Mama Braise and she's got two wildflowers just for you. Do you know what kind they are? Reaching my ankle, they are low to the ground (unlike poppies, which would have been my guess... ) Click here to classify this fleur sauvage in the comments box.
un méli-mélo (may-lee-may-loh)
: a collection of miscellany; mishmash, hodgepodge
: chaos; muddle
Cool! While researching the French word méli-mélo, I learned a neat English word: farrago = "a confused mixture" (and a good name for my wardrobe.... more on that at the end of this page)
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méli-mélo de la mer = seafood platter
méli-mélo de légumes = an assortment of vegetables
feuilleton mélo (mélodrama) = a soap opera
Aujourd'hui un méli-mélo de choses à partager avec vous. Today a mishmash of things to share with you:
- I saw a comment from Ellen following the feuilleton post. Ellen asked for my mother-in-law's Pumpkin/Ginger soup recipe. Find it here.
- I added a picture to the post about my walk with Smokey. You'll see a great shot of the sea and the sentier, or trail that we love, too. Click here.
- I really enjoyed Kotok's tip, in the Best Tips for Learning French post: "...watching TinTin on youtube. Easy French,clear short sentences." Click here for more excellent language tips - submitted by French Word-A-Day readers.
- Ever thought about advertising at French Word-A-Day? If you have a French-themed product or a language course or a property rental or a trip or a website you would like to promote, this is a great place to get the word out! Reserve your ad by emailing me.
Voilà for the méli-mélo of things I have to share today, including a favorite word, méli-mélo.
The white tights I wore to my wedding were as sexy as socks. I'm still trying to avoid French fashion "don'ts" or fautes à ne pas commettre. Meantime God gave me a French daughter--and budding styliste (stee-leest)--who helps when she can.
P.S. If you are new to French Word-A-Day and enjoy reading about life in France, you won't want to miss my wedding story... and the surprising female guest that Jean-Marc invited. Read it for free, here. (The story also appears in the book Blossoming in Provence)
Irises? Lilies? Two patches of these purple beauties have bloomed next to the stone cabanon, above the oliveraie. Spring is near... To comment, click here.
Jean-Marc will kick off his USA Wine Tour in March! Click here for more info and to see what other cities he'll visit.
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