What do groundhogs and crêpes have in common?

February 2 is Groundhog Day (le jour de la marmotte) in North America; but here in France, it’s la Chandeleur (le jour des crêpes).

I forgot to mention that my interview is now up at Expat Interviews.

Oh, and the president got married today. Apparently Sarko & Carla only met in November?? That was quick.

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  • Andromeda

    you didn’t know they only met in november?? i’ve been following the story since the beginning! i miss all my trashy gossip from back home, i sit around wondering what paris hilton is up to. at least this way i can get a little politics at the same time.

  • Andromeda

    you didn’t know they only met in november?? i’ve been following the story since the beginning! i miss all my trashy gossip from back home, i sit around wondering what paris hilton is up to. at least this way i can get a little politics at the same time.

  • Le Tigre

    Methinks they met long before but kept it under wraps until he won the election and it was magically revealed that his marriage was over. His marriage was over long before he won the election, same for Royal, who revealed straight afterwards that her partner and her hadn’t been together in years and he had a girlfriend. Considering the French value privacy so much I’m surprised they both bothered to lie about the state of their marriages during the election..Good interview! Nice photos as well.

  • Le Tigre

    Methinks they met long before but kept it under wraps until he won the election and it was magically revealed that his marriage was over. His marriage was over long before he won the election, same for Royal, who revealed straight afterwards that her partner and her hadn’t been together in years and he had a girlfriend. Considering the French value privacy so much I’m surprised they both bothered to lie about the state of their marriages during the election..

    Good interview! Nice photos as well.

  • IslandGirl4Ever2

    Hi there… I knew there was a reason WHY I was subconsciously wanted to make PANCAKES this weekend!! I didn’t but I have been thinking about it!! It’s almost Mardi Gras, too.. Wish I was in Bahia to celebrate le Carnaval Bresilien!!! Hey… about our new First Lady, I read somewhere that she is pregnant.. If it’s true, maybe that’s why they married so quickly.. You never know.. Take care!Leesa

  • IslandGirl4Ever2

    Hi there… I knew there was a reason WHY I was subconsciously wanted to make PANCAKES this weekend!! I didn’t but I have been thinking about it!! It’s almost Mardi Gras, too.. Wish I was in Bahia to celebrate le Carnaval Bresilien!!! Hey… about our new First Lady, I read somewhere that she is pregnant.. If it’s true, maybe that’s why they married so quickly.. You never know.. Take care!
    Leesa

  • Linda

    Do kids there pelt each other with flour for Chanelier Day? They sure do in Paris. What a mess.

  • Linda

    Do kids there pelt each other with flour for Chanelier Day? They sure do in Paris. What a mess.

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I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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