Insights into the French way of life and European travels by an Australian living in the Loire ValleyHeader photo: Blois in spring, 2016. All photos on website copyright by Rosemary Kneipp unless specified otherwise. All rights reserved.
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Author Archives: Rosemary Kneipp
A driver licence issued by a country outside France is only recognised for one year once the person acquires “normal residence” in France, normal residence being defined as the place in which you live for at least six months (185 … Continue reading
We celebrated Jean Michel’s birthday today at L’Orangerie in Blois and this was our view. Nous avons fêté l’anniversaire de Jean Michel aujourd’hui à l’Orangerie à Blois et voici la vue depuis notre table.
There is a saying in France that you have to wait until after the ice saints – 11th, 12th and 13th May (Mamert, Pancrace and Servais) before you plants tomatoes and flowers like Busy Lilies. Well my tomatoes are fine … Continue reading
This is my absolute last chance to write my New Year post and wish you all a wonderful 2019, as tomorrow is the first day of February. I have an exciting year ahead – I am going to retire on … Continue reading
Friday’s French – acte de naissance, extrait d’acte de naissance, copie intégrale, birth certificate, entry of births
In my work as a sworn translator in France, the document I am asked to translate and certify the most often is the birth certificate. In France, it comes by various names: acte de naissance, extrait d’acte de naissance, copie … Continue reading
We’ve just arrived in Malta for a week of sun and exploring. It is 1°C when we leave Blois at 5.20 am and 15°C when we arrive in Valetta at 1 pm. After checking out our rental apartment, Marina View, … Continue reading
Place sounds like is would be an easy word to translate from French to English and vice-versa. Well, it isn’t. Only rarely does it mean the same thing in both languages. I can think of a couple of situations where … Continue reading