Échapper de North Vancouver

Barry Rueger
A journal of our move from Vancouver to France
Created 17 Sep 2020
  • Vous êtes ici
    02 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 1 1
    Finally we have left the tiny gîte in Varaignes, and have moved to a much larger, and plusher, gîte in Thézac, about a half hour north of Lauzerte. The extra space, and the extra time, will hopefully ...
  • Joyeux noël de france
    26 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 2 1
    On Thursday I went shopping. At two different malls. And it was good. In fact the longest line that I saw was at the Intermarché seafood counter, where fifteen people waited patiently to buy oysters -...
  • My column today in the Globe and Mail
    19 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Mine, today, in the Globe and Mail. It’s about family, not France, but I’m very happy with it. It may be paywalled, so here’s a PDF. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-to-understand-where...
  • Green Acres or, les Hectares Verts
    18 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 0 1
    I suspect that I’m like most people in North America in having my vision of France defined by three movies: An American in Paris (Or Werewolf, or Emily); The French Connection; and A Year in Provence....
  • What direction is France heading?
    12 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    One of the true delights of driving in France are the two utterly unique to France signs that you’ll find everywhere: It’s an election year in France. COVID-19 is once again on the rise. Global warmin...
  • Third Time is a Charm!
    07 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 0 1
    The third Pfizer vaccination seems to be the one that actually makes me feel bad. Injections 1 and 2 were pretty mild, but #3 is not pleasant. Getting booster shots for two of us today at Centre Hospi...
  • Hot Times in Javerlhac!
    05 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 0 1
    Right now across North American you’re probably seeing calendars featuring scantily clad, overly muscled firefighters. Here’s what we had delivered to our door today in lieu of that soft-core porn. Ye...
  • A Dog's Life en France
    27 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 1
    Dinner last week at the Auberge des Carmes in Lauzerte. I’m posting this picture because the City of North Vancouver is spending money to create a new 'dog strategy'. My suggestion: dogs in restaurant...
  • Oh, for a nice salad
    22 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 0 1
    Back in the mid-seventies I trained as a chef at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). The instructors were mostly European, and the curriculum was based on classical French cuisine. Wh...
  • Le Disque Bleue
    17 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Just as traffic circles are a lovely low-tech replacement for traffic lights and start and stop traffic, le disque bleue is a simple way to control municipal parking. Instead of big computerized boxes...
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