Fastelavn and Other Frolicking Feasts

For the last few weeks, rails in Danish shops have been fully stocked with children's costumes, alongside stacked pyramids of wooden barrels, while in supermarkets there are corners packed with colourful sweets. Roll out the barrel... Exchange the wooden barrels for orange and black decorations, and you'd think it was Halloween-in-early-spring. In fact, the event… Continue reading Fastelavn and Other Frolicking Feasts

Re-bonjour à ma Version Française

(Click here to read this post in English.) Plus tôt ce mois, nous avons célébré une de nos traditions préférées. C’était le 6 janvier, l’épiphanie, donc nous avons mangé notre galette des rois, fait maison. Notre Galette des Rois Et oui, vous avez compris, ce n’est même pas écossais, cette tradition. Dans notre famille, entre… Continue reading Re-bonjour à ma Version Française

So you’ve learned French?  Now here’s how to actually speak it…

You've learned some French at school, maybe at university, or perhaps you've lived long enough in France or a francophone country to learn the language.  You can buy bread, order lunch, arrange a delivery, even sort things out over the phone with the electric company or the mairie.  But when it comes to having an… Continue reading So you’ve learned French?  Now here’s how to actually speak it…