Patriotic Fashion
Wednesday August 22nd 2012, 11:08 am
Filed under: fashion

I’ve noticed a lot of this kind of trending, a sort of grungy, patriotic, shabby hillbilly chic – going around in France – not just in store displays but on lots of people, too.
shoes painted with flags
There’s a lot of Anglo-luv lately; maybe it’s related to that not so secret pact Obama made with Hollande. You know, love America. Buy American. Travel and spend your powerful euros in The Land of the Free and The Home of the Brave. Help out a flailing economy. No, not your own, someone else’s!
purse with american flag

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Dialogue Entre Barack Obama and Francois Hollande
Monday August 20th 2012, 12:06 pm
Filed under: business / economy,dialogue,people,politics

barack obama and francois hollande
This is actually not very funny to me but hey, whatever. C’est la vie as they say in my quite possibly soon to be ex-host country. This is not an isolated case. Not only are American businesses in France going to suffer, French small businesses will feel the wrath as well (if they don’t already feel it). If you’re in France or you visited recently, I’m sure you’ve seen many places out-of-business. This is why a lot of people have moved to England. It’s not a new thing; the tax/social charge system in France for entrepreneurs/independent business owners is dysfunctional and always has been; it’s just going to get worse. The state of the economy doesn’t help, either, and we’re not prepared to take on continous and conscientious struggle. It was really fun and good while it lasted (10 years!), so thanks for the good times. If, by chance, something miraculous happens in our favor, we’ll stay. Otherwise, it’s going to be a reluctant au revoir très bientôt. By the way, this website may be up for sale soon so send me offers!

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Random Photo: Dessert. What Else?
Friday August 03rd 2012, 7:29 pm
Filed under: chocolate,food and drinks,pastries

dessert in levernois
English-style Chocolate Chip Pudding with an Orange Puree

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