Monthly Archives: September 2013

Saint-Denis: Putting the grim into pilgrimage

Yesterday marked six months of living in Paris, and we would have celebrated were my head not stuck in a bowl full of dishes. On Sunday we walked to Saint-Denis, which is a bit like the Detroit of Paris, a … Continue reading

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Taking the plongeon

The guy in the lazy boulangerie thinks I speak French, maybe not fluently but to a standard where he jabbers to me and makes jokes and (one assumes) is of the belief that I’m taking in everything he’s saying. For … Continue reading

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The arsey boulanger

I sometimes think my blog would be really compelling if I actually did anything. This morning I threw away some butter by accident, and now I miss de beurre (which I’m sure you’re aware rhymes with Chris de Burgh – … Continue reading

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Sainte-Chapelle

Regular readers of this blog (listen to the self importance!) may be aware of my penchant for religious buildings, even when the faiths they practice give me the shits. I’ve already written about Saint Eustache here and I’m sure that’s … Continue reading

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England from another angle

The English, if you weren’t aware, are suffering an ongoing identity crisis. The English come from England which is a significant part of *Great Britain, a small island and a bit of another island that nobody pays attention to somewhere … Continue reading

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