Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras! And it’s certainly gotten off to a happy start – in honour of the date, my team gathered this morning to enjoy a communal breakfast of light, sweet chouquettesand fresh brioche, one dotted with raisins, the other with chocolate chips and both still deliciously warm from the boulangerie. Mardi Gras (translating literally... Continue Reading →

Let It Snow

Il neige!! Or at least, it did this morning: big, fluffy clumps of white flurrying past the window for a whole three hours or so. It was a beautiful sight from my sixth-floor apartment. I love the view from my windows anyway - the blue-grey rooftops and terracotta chimney pots are about as typically ‘Paris’... Continue Reading →

Friday Night – A La Française

Happy Friday tout le monde! I don’t know about you, but this week has flown by for me. Not that I’m any less pleased about it being (practically) the weekend! And I’m going to celebrate by telling you about this absolutely FAB place I discovered last Friday. I say ‘discovered’… It was discovery by way... Continue Reading →

A Very Important Pastry

This a quick addendum to my post (‘A Brief Interlude…’) about the delicious French institution that is the galette des rois. In my earlier post, I tried to convey the importance of this particular pastry – I explained that it is bought, consumed and discussed by just about everyone in France for just about the... Continue Reading →

My Canteen’s Better Than Your Canteen

My first week on the new job passed in a bit of a blur. The role is English-speaking (it’s a very multi-national office) which made it an easier adjustment than it might otherwise have been, though a large proportion of the employees are French. This is pretty much ideal for me, giving the much-wanted opportunity... Continue Reading →

A Brief Interlude…

This is a brief interlude in my Story So Far to share the fact that today I went and bought my first galette des rois! If you're not familiar with the concept, it's a puff pastry tart filled with frangipane, sold and consumed in abundance by the French at this time of year in celebration... Continue Reading →

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