Monthly Archives: October 2014

House of Cards

I have spent the last few evenings cringing in the sofa while watching House of Cards with my husband. Yes, it is an old series. No, we are not super hype and do not watch series when they air for … Continue reading

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The four o’clock-commitment (and silly assumptions)

Yesterday I met a Franco-Algerian woman who has worked for a big Swedish company, both in Sweden, France, and Morocco. A different profile to what you might expect to meet at a dinner with only Expat Wives. This only shows how … Continue reading

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The 35-Hour Week and Football Sirens

In France, as in many other western European, “developed”, countries unemployment is pretty high and employee benefits are pretty vast, at least in big groups and corporations. Yet, people who work there seem to never think that their work benefits are … Continue reading

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Taking the Plunge

“So what do you do?” I was sitting propped up against an innumerable amount of cushions covered in cream cotton fabric. They were arranged in a bohemian-elegant way around the sides and back of a day bed, which was itself placed … Continue reading

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