Category: absolutely french

Bastille Day brings valuable radio talk

Bastille Day was a great chance to promote my new memoir Farewell My French Love, when I wrote and did a media distribution on a funny take on the French people and their idiosyncrasies.  And how lucky was I when the popular Sydney radio station, 2UE, picked up my release and telephoned for a chat […]

Tuesday July 25th, 2017 in absolutely french, my journal | No Comments »

The Belier Family – fab feel-good French story

The French film, The Belier Family (La Famille Bélier) by director Eric Lartigau makes you think deeply about the disadvantages of being deaf – and it makes you cry – but mostly it makes you laugh. No wonder La Famille Bélier  was France’s number One Film of the Year. Because the feel-good story about a […]

Saturday December 26th, 2015 in absolutely french | 1 Comment »

Adelaidians can show solidarity with Paris

The Premier of South Australia, Jay Weatherall and Ambassador to France in Australia,Christophe Lecourtier, will be speaking at a public vigil to show support and solidarity for the victims of the attacks in Paris and to the people of France. The vigil will be held tomorrow night –  Tuesday  November 17 from 6pm to 7pm at […]

Monday November 16th, 2015 in absolutely french | No Comments »

Terrorists take terrible human toll in Paris

  Paris, the City of Light, has been plunged into darkness, fear and grief by a series of terrorist attacks by gunmen and suicide bombers, which have left 129 dead and 352 injured – 99 critically. In the wake of the shocking news which gripped the world this morning, comes the realisation that it was naive […]

Saturday November 14th, 2015 in absolutely french, my journal | 1 Comment »

Bastille Day big success despite drama

This year’s Bastille Day breakfast organised by L’Agence Consulaire de France d’Adelaide had an unexpected element of drama. The volcanic eruption in Bali had stranded  Adelaide’s honorary French consul, Sue Crafter at the Bali Airport  on the eve of the Bastille Day Breakfast she was to host. Sue had organised  the annual event which celebrates France’s national day […]

Wednesday July 15th, 2015 in absolutely french | No Comments »