It's a little more chaotic than usual around here today--there are workers in the living room, workers in the bathroom, workers in the trees! I chose this calming image to begin this post... up to you to choose today's story à votre guise.
à sa guise (ah-sah-gheez)
: as one pleases, as he/she likes
Audio File: Listen to our daughter Jackie, read today's example sentence: Download MP3 or Wav
Aujourd hui, je vous donne le choix entre trois histoires à lire. Vous êtes libre de choisir à votre guise. Today I'm giving you the choice between three stories to read. You are free to choose as you like.
For those of you who would enjoy a story from the archives, here are your choices (I chose the essays based on the amount of "likes" recorded at the end of the blog edition...):
- Eleven people liked How to Compliment a French Woman. Click here to read.
- Twelve people liked Smells like Teen Spirit. Click here and scroll down to the story column.
- (Oh, forget "likes"--a writer should not look at "likes"--but I hope you'll still read this one: Outrunning the Bulls in Italy, in the story "Sauve Qui Peut!" Click here.
Salut Mrs. Epinasse... or should I say Mme Epinasse!
P.S. Mme. Siff, Qu'est-ce que vous en pensez?
Some of the centuries-old olive trees that were pruned this month. The event became a great spectacle, when the ancient olive trees, down by the roadside, were trimmed. The French pulled their cars off to the side of the road, and several people rushed up to take souvenir olive branches!
Max's friend Paul (right, and here) suggested building a shelter for the dogs, a shady place out of the sun. The boys were supposed to be resting after clearing out the olive grove (and getting scratched from head to toe by all the thorny bushes!). Instead, the worked another hour on the personal project. How to say "hard workers with soft hearts" in French?
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