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Freelance in France

March 6, 2015 by Englishman

My relative silence here has been partly due to a little project that has finally come to fruition after some years of struggle and tears… Freelance in France 2015 is… Read more…


October 24, 2012 by Englishman

Masterisation, although sounding remarkably similar to another noun, has nothing to do with self-abuse.  It is a word recently coined in France to refer to changes in the Nation’s approach… Read more…

Categories: confessions

Sunday chemist

October 21, 2012 by Englishman

Just had to find an emergency pharmacy on a Sunday … turns out this is the site to bookmark:

Categories: confessions

Join the club

September 17, 2012 by Englishman

This weekend you should make some time to visit the Parc de la Citadelle in the Esplanade quartier of Strasbourg.  For it is here that you will find a tent… Read more…

Categories: confessions

Foire Saint Jean

July 2, 2012 by Englishman

When I was a wee lad living in the small provincial backwater of Frome, Somerset, the coming of the funfair was a major event on the Town’s annual calendar. The… Read more…

Categories: Strasbourg

June 28, 2012 by Englishman

I’ve been playing paperwork tennis with 1and1 France for about a year now.  Although 1and1 is a German firm with an international brand and presence around the globe – this… Read more…

Categories: paperwork

A few useful links

June 7, 2012 by Englishman

Thought I should share a few resources with you. The new US Consulate General to Strasbourg now has a blog which he (or his man) updates regularly: AmCham, The… Read more…

Categories: Strasbourg

Castres vs Toulouse

June 3, 2012 by Englishman

Thought it worth noting, if anyone ever doubted the financial inequality between these two sides battling it out for a place in the Top14 final last night, that the sponsors… Read more…

Categories: Sport

Cirque Arlette Gruss

May 14, 2012 by Englishman

While their demise continues almost everywhere else in the western world Circuses still live on in France.  Nowhere could this be more evident than in Strasbourg this week under the… Read more…

Categories: Strasbourg, theatre

Ugly show

April 17, 2012 by Englishman

Thought I should do a quick plug for the show that is premièring at the Pré0 in Oberhausbergen this Friday. Entitled “Le Moche” (The Ugly One) it is the very… Read more…

Categories: Comedy, theatre