She must have been 6 when she first visited this store. At 17, our daughter Jackie still loves to shop for candy en vrac. Picture taken in Briançon, Les Hautes Alpes.
Le vrac désigne des marchandises qui ne sont pas emballées ou arrimées.
Vrac refers to merchandise that is not wrapped or
A DAY IN A FRENCH LIFE... by Kristin Espinasse
Some of you learned of this blog via a friend, while others found it in an internet search. If you happened onto journal via an online search, I'd love to know what you were looking for: a particular translation? Or some bit of info on France? Click here to share in the comments box.
I think you will be as surprised as I am to discover what are the most popular landing pages at this language blog. Here they are:
"PAREIL" - a blog post written by my friend Barbara in 2004. The post highlights the French word for "same", then goes on to talk about homonyms, or words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings.
BEST TIPS FOR LEARNING FRENCH - readers offer tips on what helps them remember, pronounce, and use the language.
SAPERLIPOPETTE - an old-fashioned or more classy way of cussing?
ARTIST BIO: WARREN C. PLAUCHE - Watercolor paintings by one of my readers.
BASAL CELL CARCINOMA POST-OP PHOTO - Skin cancer. Seeing the number of people who land on this page makes me want to reach through the screen and offer reassurance and sunscreen! (even if, personally, I choose extra clothing and hats over crème solaire).
FRENCH YOGURT CAKE RECIPE - a classic gâteau that kids and adults love to make and eat.
FRENCH TERMS OF ENDEARMENT - always heartening to know people are seeking words to express their love!
Orange blossoms, wooden frog, and green plate--the still life inside that grabbed my attention outside. I set down two wobbly buckets to take this picture, then went back to water the newly-planted apricot trees--a gift from neighbor Annie. (The scarf and hat are the sunscreen I spoke about, in one of the paragraphs above.)
SABLET HOME for high quality vacation rentals in the heart of Provence. Particularly suited to groups of up to four discerning travelers.
SOUTH OF FRANCE RENTALS: An elegant Aix apartment or a seaside village home – make France your home for a week!
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Mimosa bursting to the sky. C'est le printemps!
We have a winner for the book drawing: 90 Ways to Know You're Becoming French. Félicitations Cynthia P. Lewis. You have won a copy of this delightful book. Cynthia, I will email you soon!
Window in Queyras.
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A Message from Kristi on this blog's 19th anniversary
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