Category: absolutely french

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 »

Saint Laurent’s story “pure haute couture”

Ze Fashion Party before screening of the film Saint Laurent at the Palace Cinemas last night was a little light on fashion, (there was none) but made up for it with delightful pastries and chocolates – and plenty of French champagne and red and white wines.  There were also hair stylists and make-up artists to […]

Friday March 13th, 2015 in absolutely french, culture | No Comments »

Delicious dose of French culture d’Adelaide

After the dramatic gathering of the French community to show their “Je Suis Charlie” solidarity, it was time to have French fun once more for French speakers, students and Francophones alike over the past weekend. Alliance Francaise held an Open Afternoon with wines and crepes to herald the new academic year at its Young Street premises […]

Monday February 2nd, 2015 in absolutely french | No Comments »

French Alize’s ace words – “Stay really close”

The shocking slaughter of 12 cartoonists and editors in the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, followed by another four hostage deaths  in a Jewish supermarket by home-grown Islamist terrorists, shocked the world out of our New Year euphoria. The French people instantly realised the immensity of these evil acts and took to the streets to show that “liberte” and freedom […]

Wednesday January 14th, 2015 in absolutely french | No Comments »

La France strengthens ties with Down Under

French president, Francois Hollande became the first chef of La France to visit Down Under when he stepped onto Australian soil for the world leaders’ meeting,G20 summit held in Brisbane last month . Although his visit did not attract the same headlines as our vital Asian trading partners, India, China and Japan or Russian President Putin, President […]

Friday December 19th, 2014 in absolutely french | No Comments »

Valerie strips French president “naked”.

That adage “Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned’’ must have lodged into the mind of French president Francois Hollande since  “Merci Pour Ce Moment’’ the memoir of  his jilted girlfriend hit book shelves. Valerie Trierweiler, who was the first lady of France, for 18 months, has vented her rage and aired her humiliation into […]

Tuesday December 9th, 2014 in absolutely french | No Comments »