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The Fifteenth Floor

 I’m reminded of the folly of thinking we can understand much in such a short time.

One morning we walk to the Montessori pre-school our grandson will attend. 1,885 more words


Como Companion Tries Out a Social Media Strategy

The ongoing support and interest of you, the readers of Como Companion, have encouraged me to link a Facebook page to this online newsletter.

Our Facebook presence will mainly give notice of upcoming events in the Como area that may be of interest to English-speaking residents and visitors. 476 more words

Thảo Điền

COCONUTS! Wherever you look in Ho Chi Minh, coconuts are everywhere. Whether you buy them from stalls on street corners, mini-marts or from the cafés and restaurants – these fruits make for a refreshing and sweet drink. 566 more words


Coffee & Cocktails Episode 5: The use of Camfranglais amongst the diaspora

Constance Mbassi Manga, doctoral researcher at Lancaster University, talks about migratory issues faced by Cameroonian ex-pats in the UK, France and US and how identity is made sense of through the use of Camfranglais. 14 more words

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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