Life Rambles

Musings Of Déconfinement

Today is the first day of the déconfinement. Déconfinement  is the French word used to describe the period after Corvid-19 lockdown. Do you know the English word equivalent for Déconfinement? Please drop me a text if you do. I was stumbled by my students when they asked me for the English word. After poring through …

We Are At WAR

We are at war. Nous sommes en guere.

On the evening of 12 March 2020, French residents were anxiously anticipating the Presidential televised speech at 20h00. The coronavirus situation in Europe was getting increasingly serious. It had come to a point where the French government had to undertake measures to slow down the spread of virus, following in the footsteps of Italy which …

Summer Reads

One of my summer projects is to catch up on my readings. The fickle-minded and multi-tasking me embarked on my ‘to-read’ list by with the following three summer reads, in parallel. Summer Reads Read 1: The Three Musketeers I want to read the original text of The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. Why?  We happened …