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July 17: Four things I hear

(1) “Nee nee nee nee” That’s Louie, next door, singing. He must be nearly a-year-and-a-half-old now. Joel insists French people don’t really say Ooh la la, but Louie’s maman, Marie, disproves that every day, several times. She and Gabriel have … Continue reading

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October 2: Another Sunday lunch

Joel hasn’t been well this week – a cold that’s been going around and around. ‘Call in sick!’ I said this morning, but of course I was joking. There’s no calling in sick when it’s your own business. I went … Continue reading

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August 22: Family

When I went down to the restaurant yesterday at lunchtime, the first people I noticed were Edward and Eveline, who I hadn’t seen for a couple of weeks. Edward is a distant cousin, who as a child lived in part … Continue reading

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July 6: Heat and dust

Some French words really make me laugh – percuter, for example. Some poor sod was percuté by the tram the other day (hit and injured, sadly), but I couldn’t stop smiling at the thought of the tram ‘persecuting’ the guy, … Continue reading

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May 30: Stuff we eat

Joel says that he can be standing anywhere in the restaurant and suddenly Michele will be standing beside him and stuffing something in his mouth. I’ve experienced it myself – if she thinks the prawns are particularly succulent or some … Continue reading

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Electric glide in blue

The restaurant is on the ground floor (plus basement storerooms) of a building owned by the Ville de Nice. The rest of the building is used as an etat-major (headquarters, more or less) by the municipal police. It was renovated … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday Triathlon

If only we’d known! It was the Nice Triathlon this morning. You probably remember Joel and I got into triathlon last summer (jeez, I ranted on about it enough, didn’t I?), so we were very excited to see how it … Continue reading

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