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Issue 11

Living on French time

I think it is fair to say that the French have a fairly ambivalent attitude towards time. Anyone who has held an office job here will know that a meeting scheduled for 9am rarely starts […]

Issue 10

SHIP OR SHOP

We decided several years ago that we wanted to invest in a second home outside of Canada, as a way to nurture our personal and professional lives abroad. We both have academic backgrounds, and had […]

ISSUE 9

A TIME FOR GIVING

Every culture has its traditions, and in France, as in many Western cultures, the end of the year is traditionally associated with giving; certainly gifts for friends and family, but also tokens of appreciation to […]

ISSUE 9

PARIS COOL OR TACKY? YOU DECIDE

“Sacré bleu!” That’s perhaps the tackiest thing you can say to a native Parisian. The worst thing they can ask you, though, is to explain what the word ‘tacky’ actually means… Without consulting a dictionary. […]