Bien Joué! Why Jackie is leaving Lyon
Pompette: French for “tipsy” or “mildly drunk”

Congé: A word for when you take a break from work/business

Vroom! A zippy reminder this blog is on congé, or break. See you in two weeks. Enjoy a few cartes postales from La Ciotat until this Ciotadenne returns….

Surf twingo

Many thanks to the following readers who recently sent in a blog donation during my congé. Your support means a lot!

Julie S.
Karen F. 
Betty M.
Janice H.

Glad to do it. I love your site. Keep it up, please. Julie S.



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henrik døcker

Comme danois j'ai deux defis:, la langue angloies et la langue francaise. Je connais le mot congé en parlant 'prendre congé'.. "Prendre congé c'est mourir un peu".
Bien amicalement
Henrik Docker


Enjoy your petit conge...


Hope you are having a relaxing and refreshing break. We all need that to sustain our spirits and appreciate all we we have in our lives.

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