aléa (noun, masculine)
: risk, hazard, chance
les aléas du métier = the risks of the trade
après bien des aléas = after many ups and downs
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A DAY IN A FRENCH LIFE ... by Kristin Espinasse
Sometime last year the editor of a France culture and lifestyle magazine asked to visit, to learn about our special vineyard in Bandol. I agreed, secretly imposing three conditions on this meeting:
1. our house be in order
2. our dogs, controlled
3. and my husband, present
Had I known I could count on only one of these elements (the dogs) I might have called the whole thing off and took up residence in the pigeonnier -- to babble misquoted scripture to my feathered sympathizers: "Look to no man! Look to no man! Look to no man!!!"
Boy, would that ever be ungrateful! For if I hadn't trusted one man from the beginning, we would never have ended up here. I leave you with a feature article published in France Today, and more about that man....
Download France Today article, here
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For more online reading: The Lost Gardens: A Story of Two Vineyards and a Sobriety