WITH the chill of winter outside it is time to load up the wood burner, put on an extra layer and discover a few new blogs from the comfort of home.
Here are a some websites I've recently crossed, as well as one or two old favourites, that you might enjoy reading and don't forget to leave a comment or two on the sites, as there is nothing more that a blogger enjoys.
The Cartesian school of driving - Life at La Bastiole
Enjoy the tales of an American woman living in France with her French husband, daughter and dogs, who has worked in museums in the past, but now faces the challenges of gaining a driving licence.
There are a set of governing principles (traffic entering from the right has priority; always drive in the right lane) applied, over and over again, to concrete instances. And the answer is always to stick to the principle.
Stop ripping on socialism - Kolet ink*
A site from journalist Colette Davidson, who works for the French News newspaper, but these are her personal observations of life in France, with a dash of the US thrown in.
Lately, socialism has been getting a bad wrap and I want to know why. I live in France, a country that prides itself on the socialist system and I have to say, socialism rocks.
Bilingualism in an infant - Life in the Limousin
A couple from England who were fed up with the office politics decided to head across the Channel, they are now looking to renovate properties, oh yes and are soon to be parents.
It has been a few months now since I started to research the best ways to approach bilingualism in an infant; in the context of learning two languages at the same time, or maybe one after the other. I was hoping to try and work out which method would be the most effective.
Learning and using French in France - Instant French
This is a very new site for me, only crossed it this morning, but it charts the progress of a move to Montreal for work, but with little knowledge of French and the challenges faced.
I got a call from my boss this afternoon to say that Head Office have approved funding for me to undertake an intensive one week French course on my next trip to Paris, and are looking at investing heavily in French learning tools and activities for all employees. Je suis très heureuse!
Welcome to the new look Computing In France - Computing in France
It would be very remiss of me if I didn't point you to my pal Bob's new look site that offers tips and advice on getting the best out of your website and computer in France.
Welcome to the new look Computing In France website. I have added some new features which I hope you will use. Here what's new...