Unconventional non-sanctioned corrugated football

Tuesday lunchtime saw the end of the SPEIF (semaine préparatoire pour étudiants ingénieurs en Français – a stunning acronym). With our free afternoon a group of us students had hatched…

Freedom of speech for the mute – Cookie Doog – First movie in the can

Freedom of speech for the mute Today I taught for the first time my other English conversation class. This class is larger than the first; twenty to the previous lot’s…

Manifestation

This post refers to an event I took part in a couple of weeks ago and I have been meaning to write about it for some time. One afternoon Mary…

Better than a free lunch

As far as food at institutions go, the grub at ENPC ain’t half bad. For the early morning caffine boost, elevenses and mid-afternoon pick-moi-ups there is the coffee bar situated…

Mister Monsieur

It’s one of those things about growing up. People start calling you Mister. For a long time it was just my bank or anyone asking me for money. It wasn’t…

An unlikely number of people in our living room

So with an oven installed in our ever-better equipped kitchen, I decided to invite a few of my new international chums over for dinner. We discovered that our modest dining…

Economic croissants and maps of cheese

Time is flying by. I am already into my second week of college. These first three weeks are preparatory classes for all the Erasamus students at les Ponts, afterwhich the…

False starts – Grave affair – Breaking & Entering

Sunday evening I started to pack my bag for my first day of school on Monday, or so I thought… A double-check of a letter from ENPC reconfirmed what Mary…

Sunday lunch with the neighbours

On Sunday I had the chance to go to a “repas du quartier” – (neighbourhood meal). The deal is that it’s a meal somewhere in the locality, sometimes on tables…

You wouldn’t do that at home now would you?

I saw this ad last spring but it still makes me laugh!