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  • Emily commented on the post, Think literally 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Oh my goodness! I will have to experience that. It may even be worth a trip to Italy. Thanks for stopping by…!

  • Emily commented on the post, Think literally 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Thank you! Yes, very strange…

  • Emily commented on the post, Think literally 1 month ago

    Thank you! I will tell the Reader about it, and she will be delighted. I find Ecosia works for most things, but I still default back to google if I’m wanting a more complex search. I will tell the Reader she has a […]

  • Emily commented on the post, Think literally 1 month ago

    Tee hee. I had noticed the rise of the re-heatable meals, but have never managed to try one because I am afraid that I will use the microwave in an unapproved manner and get told off… I am pleased to hear that […]

  • Emily commented on the post, Think literally 1 month ago

    Well, you could always come back and not be allowed wine with your meal unless it contained a large slab of meat…

  • Emily commented on the post, Think literally 1 month ago

    Oh my goodness. I am still baffled by the adherence to the letter of the law by a populace that is one of the most culturally inclined to rule-breaking that it is possible to encouter. There are rules about the […]

  • Emily commented on the post, Fast Food Nation 1 month ago

    It’s funny how the culture kind of seeps in, isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by.

  • Emily commented on the post, Fast Food Nation 1 month ago

    A feeder gets their kicks from feeding up someone else and making them fat. It’s a peculiar thing to be. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Emily commented on the post, Fast Food Nation 1 month ago

    Thank you for stopping by. I don’t think I can eat and walk any more. It seems like a very weird idea…

  • Emily wrote a new post, Think literally 1 month ago

    Over the years we have spent in Lyon we have tested every means of travelling to the UK: plane, Eurostar, Eurotunnel, and ferry. When leaving France, they each have their particular advantages and disadvantages, […]

  • I’m really interested in why the red tape built up in the first place, and how it can be that every French person HATES it but nothing changes… Thanks for stopping by. #AllAboutFrance

  • Emily commented on the post, Fast Food Nation 3 months ago

    Ha! It’s funny how furtive being the only person to eat makes you feel. I often feel that they must see me as grotesquely obese, as if the idea of eating somewhere other than at a table puts tonnes onto your […]

  • I quite agree, Anne. I miss the adventurousness more rather than less with time. And proper street food (as opposed to cheese and onion crisps and midnight kebabs) is fabulous, though not usually eaten on a bus. […]

  • That is so true. The aggressive Bon appétit is really quite chastening… and why the quignon is an exception I have no idea, but it is. Permitted naughtiness.

  • That’s hilarious! I wish I had caught the explanation of feeders… thanks for stopping by.

  • Yes, I think lots of people just try all three. I wonder when 112 will catch on…

  • Ha! Yes, I love lengthy admin chains that tell you that you should have paid a bill ten months’ previously, when the letter has only just made it through your door. How you manage it from the other side of the […]

  • It’s funny how you forget these things once they have finished, isn’t it? The timbre fiscale seems unforgettable, but I’m sure it will have passed into the mists of time a few months down the line… until the […]

  • Oh dear! When I think about the hurdles for us as (still, just about) European citizens, I dread to think what it must be like for everyone else. Who is it that snaps up these appointments? What is their secret? Good luck!

  • He’s still waiting…

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