Home abroad

Somewhere between Montluçon and Limoges, I drove past a sign informing me I was entering the “pays d’oc”. As a linguist and an explorer of France, I got very excited. First of all, entering a new country is always exciting. The French language has the word “dépaysement”, for the feeling of being in a newContinue reading “Home abroad”

Hometown revisited

After three months roaming through Brittany, it is time to go home. Home for me is a leafy suburban town, between Paris on the one hand, and the beautiful forêt de Rambouillet on the other. Mid-June, and spring has built up to a beautiful summer. Swifts whizz high in the sky; in the evening, theyContinue reading “Hometown revisited”


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