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Tardi and the Grande Guerre

It’s impossible to write about WW1 & comics without dedicating at least one post to French comics artist Jacques Tardi (born 1946). He has indeed produced many graphic novels and comics, mainly focusing on the collective European trauma of the First World War. 62 more words


Bastille Day in Verdun

After such an amazing day with Marc and Marquisette, and knowing it would be a late night, I opted to nap between adventures.  My husband ventured out to the Notre Dame Cathedral. 780 more words


[Baking class: The Lincoln Apartment Bakery] Choux Pastry 1.0.1

There is something intrinsically elegant about a choux pastry.

From the golden dough to the rich fillings, choux simply don’t leave one indifferent.

Thankfully for us, the gluttonous of this world, it is rather simple to make. 263 more words



I own a series of negative plates about French trucks (La Buire models, to be more precise) a long time ago, it was time to show one of them again! 23 more words


Montreal Diary: Exploring city's lesser-known districts

My friends haven’t seen very much of me in the last few weeks. I’ve been busy going around the island, discovering boroughs I probably wouldn’t have bothered to visit if a special assignment didn’t require me to. 864 more words

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Bastille Day in Verdun- Part I

Waking up in Verdun was such a peaceful experience.  I cracked the window open to let in the breeze and the glorious sunshine.  Pigeons congregated across the walkway on window sills and seemed to have their own routine. 1,395 more words


Verdun trying to deal with menacing beavers

VERDUN — An unwelcome wild rodent is creating a lot of problems for people living and working along the banks of the St. Lawrence river in Verdun. 323 more words