H to the C to the B

I wrote a blog about the Easter dinner I had here in Bordeaux, which featured lamb and chocolate, two pretty essential components of Easter. Three English Easter treats had missed me, though: crème eggs, mini eggs and HCBs. Crème eggs are a bit like Marmite, I think. When their name is thrown in the air …

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Confession of a confit de canard

I finished the academic year in Bordeaux on Thursday, which was a surprisingly momentous occasion. It is almost unbelievable that it is April – the year has gone so quickly and my time in France is drawing to a close (I’m going to stop thinking about it cos sobs are on their way). Another push …

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Decisions, decisions, desserts, decisions….

It is the eve of New Year. 2013 has been a wonderful, difficult, hilarious, drunken, heartbreaking, interesting, revealing year. Highlights include running at midnight, my birthday, Henley Regatta, seeing dolphins in the Mediterranean, surfing in Newquay and skiing. Christmas has seen vast quantities of alcohol and family gatherings. Inevitably, during a phone-call with my friend, …

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