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Happy new year!

January 3, 2017 Leave a comment


… as we say in French: “Happy New Year and good health!”


Cheaper, Better…

October 28, 2016 Leave a comment

I don’t know if you plan to celebrate something these coming days – Halloween is not really appropriate and la Toussaint even less – but if you do have a birthday, an anniversary, an election, a wedding (and so on), forget about champagne. Try clairette instead.champagneavoirfondblanc To taste clairette is to adopt it forever. Why? Because clairette looks like champagne, it has bubbles like champagne, it is much cheaper than champagne and above all, clairette tastes much better than champagne (it is less acidic). My family who always drank champagne for big occasions now has definitely switched to clairette. It is The Discovery of the year for us. Try it too, just try it once – it won’t cost you as much as champagne and you’ll see that you’ll prefer its taste to the taste of champagne. You’ll thank me later for the money you’ll save.


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A not so relaxing class

September 28, 2016 Leave a comment

For her first Tai-chi class, a class that is supposed to be relaxing, calming, and good for the
body, my mother was everything but relaxed and calm. Imagine her all sweaty, anxious and a bit irritated. Here’s why:

Last week, my mother went to her very first Tai-chi class. Well, not really. On her way, she kind of got lost. She asked the way to passersby because she didn’t have a roadmap, nor a GPS in her car… she could have used her smartphone, but she didn’t think about it. It took her some time though to realize that yes, she found a building that could have been the right one. Unfortunately it wasn’t in the right town. She was in the wrong town. To keep it short, she found her Tai-chi class 30 minutes after it began. Too late to join the class. That’s my mother.

Uconn being uconn…

April 6, 2016 Leave a comment

Yeah, I made it! I woke up last night at 3:45 am to watch the second half-time of the NCAA finale and UConn won its 4th national championship game in a row after playing against Syracuse 82-51!!


In a nutshell:
Eleven National Championships, Four Championship wins in a row, Four time Most Outstanding Player, Three time Coach of the year, 151 wins/five losses in 4 years.

A pleasure to wake up in the middle of the night to watch this team play and win!


The closed hotel

March 31, 2016 Leave a comment

Okay, last week-end it was the first time that I arrived in a closed hotel. It was written on the website that on Sunday afternoons the hotel was completely closed with nobody at the reception, nor at the hotel restaurant and it was true. Of course, I had to arrive at the hotel on a late Sunday afternoon but it was not a problem at all for the hotel. By email, they gave me the code to the back door. Once inside I found an envelope with my name written on it which contained my room key and that was it. The hotel staff came in the building only on the next day, for the 7 am breakfast. Until then, there was nobody in the hotel, except some clients…
I didn’t know that such hotels existed.

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So, yes, make this list

February 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Well, it seems that yesterday I was right. On the news yesterday there was sequence on how to beat the winter blues and there at least one guy who confirms that it’s a good thing to list all the positive things of the day to feel better!

Bonne Année/Happy New Year

January 1, 2016 Leave a comment