robustesse
The French word for plastered drunk...

ebouriffe

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For muddy faces... Braise recommends this triple-milled soap from Provence! Thanks for ordering some savon here.

ébouriffé(e) (ay-boor-ee-fay) adjective

    : tousled, disheveled, rumpled


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A Day in a DOG'S Life...
featuring a letter from Carol Donnay, writing in from Belgium.

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Note: you may listen to Jean-Marc read Carol's letter in French: MP3 or Wav
Cher Smokey,
Dear Smokey,

Qu'est-il arrivé à ta maman?
What has happened to your mom?

1) A-t-elle pris un bain de boue pour lutter contre les rhumatisme?
    Has she taken a mud bath to combat rheumatism?

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2) Est-elle tombée dans la mare aux canards?
     Did she fall into the duck pond?

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3) A-t-elle mis sa patte dans la prise de courant?
    Did she stick her paw into the light socket?

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4) Son salon de toilettage s'appelle "Chez Emile Pétard" puis, après le brushing explosif, son esthéticienne a forcé sur la crème bronzante? Her grooming salon is called "Chez Emile Firecracker" and, after the explosive blow drying, her beautician was a little heavy-handed with the self-tanning cream?

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Pauvre Braise! Elle a l'air bien penaude dans son manteau "cinquième-patte" (seconde-main) et toi Smokey Joli, un air bien fiérot dans ta fourrure immaculée. Poor Braise! She looks so sheepish in her second-hand coat et you, Pretty Boy Smokey, proud in your immaculate fur!

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Bisous les chéris,
Kisses dears,

Carol

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Garden Update

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Yahoo! Just learned the word "biennial" which means that the hollyhocks I planted two years ago just may bloom after all! They'll soon join the Lily of Spain and the poppies (pictured) that grow like giggles in our garden.

Tigue Update!!!
I received a note from Rhiannon, and this letter, below from Rowan -- with some good news!

Dear Kristin

Just a quick note to say thank you for publicising Carcassonne Spa on your blog. People are so wonderful. Also I wanted to let you know that Tigue has been found a home! A British couple is collecting him tomorrow, and I couldn't be more delighted for him! Perhaps you could pass on the good news to your readers.
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Still lots more dogs needing homes, but with the help of people like you and your readers hopefully things will gradually start to improve.

Many thanks again.
Rowan

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Here is a photo of the latest save. She is called Diana, rescued just hours before she was due to be put down last week and now living with me for a couple of weeks before going to her final home in the Lot. She is only 2 and half! Still plenty of time to enjoy life and put all the horrible SPA experience behind her
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The Red Balloon: a French film classic. Order it here.

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Cheery kitchen canisters, classic country French. Also in blue, here.


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French Retro 1940s Flash Cards for Children or Nostalgic Adults

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