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culture shock

Its timely that I’m currently teaching a module on Cross Cultural Communications. A couple of weeks back I spoke briefly about culture shock, and thanks to this, I recognise that I am going through this process right now. 1,187 more words

La Vie Francaise

Sacre bleu..... or not?!

Since our last Cafe Citoyen discussion, I’m more confused than ever before about French culture.

Thanks to the Rugby World Cup, the spotlight has shone on the All Blacks over the last 6 weeks. 1,392 more words

La Vie Francaise

Latest update: new job and feeling homesick

Woop woop! I’ve just scored myself a new job teaching English at a Grand Ecole! This deserves a big pat on the back as the Grand Ecoles (of which there are several different types) aren’t just your average university. 1,368 more words

La Vie Francaise

The colours of Autumn

As we have travelled through France we have all been aware how dramatically the landscape and architecture changes within very short distances ….now we are all aware just how quickly the season is turning from summer to Autumn …reflected especially in the produce for sale in the markets that we have visited. 90 more words

We took the road less travelled and look what we found….

In the distance we saw an old chateau with a village below it – being lunch time and hungry we left the main highway and  headed across ploughed fields on one lane roads; winding past farmers houses we ended up in what appeared to be a sleeping village.   100 more words

gender equality in France; the flag; cultural diversity in France; being a waka-blonde in France; western superiority + decolonisation

I’ve been meaning to write about a whole range of things recently but I never seem to find myself with the time to just sit down and go for it.   3,660 more words

La Vie Francaise

It's time to move on, CAF

It’s time to move on.

I’m sorry that you have to find out like this. Again.

But you never pick up when I call. And I swore I’d never return to the place we once called our own, not even after all this time. 604 more words