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Observations of life in France. By an adopted Française. It’s been twenty..
FranceSays by Melewis - 5d ago
Sometimes a word just makes you smile. ‘Ouistiti’ is one of them. The first time I heard it was when my kids were little. “ ..read more
FranceSays by Melewis - 1w ago
Breakfast has always been my favourite meal. Le petit déjeuner, often shortened in spoken French to ‘le petit déj’ or just ‘p ..read more
FranceSays by Melewis - 3w ago
Apologies, dear followers, but it seems that I have nothing in particular to say this week. Rien. Nada. Niet. ‘Niet’, by the ..read more
FranceSays by Melewis - 1M ago
There is nothing like a bit of cheese to get you through January, or any day any time of year. To me le frometon, as it’s affectionately ..read more
FranceSays by Melewis - 1M ago
I’ve been having a run of bad luck lately. A series of unfortunate events. Nothing too serious or life-threatening (she says, knocking ..read more
FranceSays by Melewis - 2M ago
When you make your home in another country, no matter how much you love it, there is always something you miss. For me it was Christmas ..read more
FranceSays by Melewis - 2M ago
One strike may conceal another.We are seriously ‘perturbés’ in France today. This may not be breaking news for anyone who follows ..read more
FranceSays by Melewis - 2M ago
“N’importe quoi!” The phrase slipped off my tongue so naturally, it was as if I’d been born saying it. Nonsense! Anything at all ..read more
FranceSays by Melewis - 3M ago
If you spend any time in France, chances are you will find that many French people think the same way on certain subjects. As usual, I beg ..read more
FranceSays by Melewis - 3M ago
It’s November, so naturally thoughts turn to death here in France. It is a time of endings. All around us, nature is shrivelling up ..read more

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