Herbs, Spices and oils (Les herbes et les épices)
aneth – dill basilic – basil cannelle – cinnamon laurier – bay leaves menthe – mint noix de muscade – nutmeg oseille – sorrel roman – rosemary
persil – parsley…….

The arrival of spring is a great motivation to get out the paint brush or saw….and get DIY-ing, but do you know what to ask for when you realise at the last minute that you are missing that ‘absolutely-can’t-finish-the-job-without’ screw, nail or spanner?

mon amour – my love
mon bébé – babe
ma belle – gorgeous
ma biche – my doe
mon canard – my duck
ma chérie/mon chéri – my dear /darling
mon chou – my sweetie-pie
mon coeur – my heart
mon lapin – my rabbit
ma moitié – my other half
mon poulet – my chicken
mon trésor – my treasure
mon poussin – my little chick
ma puce – my little flea

State auctions – Adjugé, Vendu! State auctions (les ventes domaniales) take place throughout France and are organised by the DNID, responsible for selling off a variety of state owned property, assets and estates..

There are loads of different ways of improving your French. We all learn differently, and as we grow older, one of the greatest blocks to learning is memory. And yet many of us can still sing along to new songs – and remember the words!

YOU MIGHT SAY……
Bonne Année !Bonne année et bonne santé….. Je te/vous souhaite une joyeuse année Tous nos (mes) voeux pour la nouvelle année Bonne et Heureuse Année Joyeuses fêtes ! Meilleurs vœux ! Que tous tes/vos voeux se réalisent en 2017