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Belote - A Dummies' Guide For English Players. Part 3: Using The Online App

In the final part of my Belote guide I’m going to introduce you to the online app that allows you to play this game on a daily basis. 934 more words


Belote - A Dummies' Guide For English Players. Part 1: How To Play

This is part one in a three-part series, part two can be found here and the third part here.

Frequent visitors to my blog may be unaware of the fact that I am part of a Facebook group, one that was created to educate (and entertain) people interested in living in France (or indeed people that already live here). 4,066 more words


Tales of a Homesick Ex-Pat

Today is my thirty-fourth birthday – the fourth birthday I have spent in the UK. I sometimes think back to my thirtieth birthday. I spent it thousands of miles away from home surrounded by people I had only known for a month. 817 more words


A week in paradise, San Miguel de Allende

ON MY LAST morning in this beautiful colonial city, I am sitting outside on the patio. It rained last night and the air is crisp and cool. 1,204 more words

The Confusion of Languages: Siobhan Fallon

“You become friends with someone you wouldn’t be able to stand if you actually had options.”

Siobhan Fallon’s richly textured novel The Confusion of Languages… 1,015 more words


July Bucket List

Hello. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Carol. For those of you who do, je m’appelle Carol.

This July, I took a big step. 962 more words



From the office suite of Munguin


June 23, 2017

The Barclay Brothers

The Daily Telegraph



Dear David and Frederick,

One of my minions, a pleasant enough fellow by the name of Tris, was looking through the papers this morning, and, having made short shrift of the respectable ones, decided to have a glance at the rest. 475 more words