Monthly Archives: July 2011

Parreeeee

I promised a report on Paris. Et voila! I boarded the train on Friday night, full of hope. A fabulous adventure awaited me. It was going to start with two hours’ break from the world, when I could catch up … Continue reading

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Toilet Motors and Social Awkwardness

I’m back from a wonderful weekend in Paris, but before I tell you about that, my latest toilet-related crisis needs your full attention.  As you’ll remember, my electric toilet stopped working on Tuesday. On Thursday, my landlord, Quentin, had called … Continue reading

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A supermarket of my very own

In my final days of secondary school, my career guidance teacher took me aside. She was aware that I hadn’t studied as hard as I might have and she gave me one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever … Continue reading

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Taking the tram to the toilet

I write this sitting on a tram. I’m going to the railway station at 11:00 at night. Nothing much is open in my neighbourhood and I’m dying to go to the loo.  My French electric toilet broke down for good … Continue reading

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France according to Connor

Bon soir! I’m halfway through my French sojourn and I still love France. Yesterday was the French national holiday. As a child, I learnt that this is called Bastille Day. Apparently, the French don’t  generally say this. Instead, they imaginatively … Continue reading

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Frenchosity

Have I mentioned that France is lovely? It is. It’s full of French people, which is an awfully good thing.  The French seem to live up to only some stereotypes. It is disappointing that they don’t wear stripey shirts and … Continue reading

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Someday…

Sunday was not a propitious start to my French adventure.  I got up in the morning, hoping to find one of those famous French bakeries and have a very French breakfast. I must have been looking wrong because I couldn’t … Continue reading

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