This expression became popular in the 1960’s thanks to the presenters of a TV game show ‘Intervilles’…….
The phenomena of blogging had exploded onto our screens long before the current sanitary crisis. However, in the current confinement, blogs are a link to the outside world, to something beyond our own four walls… to people other than our immediate family, pets or reflections in the mirror!
The hunting season causes fearful animals to panic and head away from the guns…and safety of the fields and forests.
Le doggy bag, or ‘le gourmet bag,’ to make it sound that little bit more appealing, became law in restaurants in 2017 – but did it ever really take off?
Mon père était fonctionnaire et ma mère ne faisait rien non plus. Colluche – French comedian and actor, famous for his irreverent sense of humour (fonctionnaire – civil servant non plus – either) ….. a…
Superstition? Yes, maybe….but they’re not quite as silly as they seem! As we know, the history of France is jam-packed with intrigue, suspicion, passion, poison, and mysterious death.
What should we take if we are invited ‘chez nos amis français’ for drinks, lunch or dinner? We don’t want to be seen as mean by taking too little, to offend by taking the wrong thing, or upset by going OTT
In time honoured French tradition, the firemen and public service providers may soon be knocking at your door to offer you their Christmas calendar. Christmas tipping for the postman, (facteur) rubbish collectors ( éboueurs) and firemen ( sapeurs-pompiers) in exchange for a Christmas calendar, is always advisable to ensure smooth post delivery, rubbish collection or house-fire help.
A reminder to download this app if you haven’t already. As well as working to break the chains of transmission, your ‘attestation’ is easily available, your details saved, so you just click and go!
These new €100 and €200 notes entered the euro zone from 2019 as part of the gradual renewal of the European currency denominations.