Tag: french

Paul Taylor’s FRANGLAIS – the Bilingual Culture Clash we have all been waiting for

A few weeks ago I was sat in my flat searching for a different kind of inspiration. This time around it wasn’t for my blog, nor for my novel, but for my general sanity. Let me explain… After almost three years of regular date nights with my other half, I had started to feel like […]

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Pardon My French!

When you’re learning another language it’s quite natural to have horrible lost-in-translation moments. Especially ones where you make what seems like a small mistake and later find out that it was quite a colossal error. Well, that has happened to me, a lot.   So when my great friend and talented vlogger Lucien Hilaire invited me to […]

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Getting Tested in Paris

Let’s be honest here, a lot of expats who have been living here for a while have probably wondered about getting tested at some point. I know, I know, getting tested for STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) in beautiful Paree isn’t exactly the most romantic thing ever but it’s what responsible adults do. The problem is, it’s very difficult […]

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Ten Reasons Why I love living in Paris

1. French women don’t wear a lot of make up. French women are all about being au naturel with regards to their make up. Their attitude to make up is simple; less is more. A strong lipstick with a flick of mascara is the perfect day or night combination. Less make up, but no less confidence. Pretty […]

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Breaking My Silence

Before I start I have to tell you all that this article has been the hardest article I have ever had to write. Exactly a week ago today, the unthinkable happened. Paris, my beautiful home and a city I love so dearly, was attacked by terrorists. Terrorists who brutally murdered 129 innocent people in cold […]

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My Restaurant of the Month – Coffee Parisien!

Coffee Parisien came back on my radar recently when I was planning to have brunch with a friend visiting from London. I was in a bit of a pickle because I wanted to go somewhere that did a good brunch but I didn’t want to wait 1 to 2 hours to get food in my […]

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The French You Don’t Learn at School – Part II

A few months ago I wrote a post about the French you don’t learn at school, intended to make my friends laugh and hopefully teach them some typical Parisian phrases at the same time. We learn a lot of expressions at school that the Parisians don’t really use anymore and I wanted to shed some light […]

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Frenchie- my Favourite Wine Bar

As a blogger I’m always keen to discover new places in Paris, especially when it involves wine. During the summer, going for “un after work” drink with your friends a nd colleagues is an absolute must. The sun is shining and the city is bursting at the seams with bars that are all waiting to serve you […]

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The French you don’t learn at school.

I’ve been asked a lot recently to explain how I learnt French; how I learnt to speak quickly and fluently and most often of all, how I learnt to sound like a Parisian. Interestingly, people always presume that I studied here or that I studied French at school for many years and that’s why I […]

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