Tag Archives: Métro

A new career in a new quartier

A few weeks ago, I went for a teaching job at an institute of higher education situated in the outskirts of Paris with absolutely no anticipation of getting it. Yes, you’ve guessed already, I got the job. I had no … Continue reading

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Ageing bull

I found my emotions oddly conflicted as I caught the train at Oberkampf this afternoon. In front of me on the platform was a middle aged man with a large easel he’d clearly just purchased, and something about the uncomfortable … Continue reading

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Je suis… fatigué

I stumbled across Ahmed Merabet’s shrine yesterday on the Boulevard Richard Lenoir. We walk that way all the time, and I’d almost forgotten that the atrocities of last week happened there. Marching through and then becoming aware we’d just trod … Continue reading

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Oh what a tangled web we weave

Tomorrow marks one year since my arrival in Paris, and oh what larks we’ve had. There’s been laughter, tears etc etc. In that time I’ve written somewhere in the region of sixty blogs mostly expressing bewilderment and occasional wonder, and … Continue reading

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Metrogressive

At least once a week I like to watch a French film with French subtitles as opposed to English ones, and occasionally with no subtitles at all. When I turned up here I assumed learning the language would be a … Continue reading

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