Category Archives: Australian customs

An Aussie in France Makes History!

I believe that I reached a turning point in my history as an Aussie in France today. The butcher gave me exactly what I wanted. An entrecôte, well hung (the best meat is always a dark red colour and not … Continue reading

Posted in Australian customs, Food, French customs, Lifestyle | 13 Comments

Santa Climbing up the Wall

I love the Christmas decorations on individual homes in the French countryside. It’s amazing how many Santa Clauses (père noël) you see climbing up the walls! I don’t know how they explain it to the kids. Apart from the Father … Continue reading

Posted in Australian customs, French customs | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

My Christmas Cake

Yesterday, I was just cutting up the dried fruit for my Christmas cake, which always takes me back home to Townsville of course. I’m using my mother’s recipe, that she got from her mother, written in Mum’s lovely copperplate writing … Continue reading

Posted in Australian customs, Food | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Universities in France and Australia

When I enrolled at Dauphine University in Paris to do my post-graduate translation diploma at ESIT many long years ago, I was rather shocked at the environment. It was located in a  high-rise building (and the toilets were disgusting). When … Continue reading

Posted in Australian customs, French customs | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

Australia: A Culture Shock

Leonardo’s now been in Sydney for a month and has started a new job. He’s finding the situation in the workplace very different from France. The thing that bothers him most is that people don’t take time to socialise. He … Continue reading

Posted in Australian customs, French customs | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Things that Disappear and Reappear

Are you one of those people (like me) who has a problem with things that mysteriously “disappear”? I wouldn’t say I actually lose them. They just don’t seem to be where they should. The gold bracelet Relationnel gave me when … Continue reading

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Posted in Australian customs, French customs | Tagged , , | 5 Comments