The nice thing about banana bread is that it keeps up to 5 days, wrapped and in the fridge. Every morning I’d cut a generous slice and take it to the office to sit at my desk and eat it with a double espresso on the side. A nice way to start the day.
No matter how long you’ve been speaking a foreign language, you’ll suddenly come across a surprising new word. The other day I passed a florist shop. Out front were yellow snapdragons. Guess what they’re called in French? Gueule de loup, which means ‘wolf mouth’. I laughed out loud and took a photo.
Lunch the other day with a colleague:
This weekend, my Swedish friend has organized a two-day birthday bash at different locations across the city (that haven’t been disclosed yet.) His sister sent us the lyrics to “Happy Birthday” in Swedish – and a YouTube video – so that we could sing to him. As I was watching the video, I thought – Wait a minute, his birthday’s in December. I know that because we share the same birth date.
It’s a belated party. I’ll take photos.
Today I learned a new French word, “désamiantage”, meaning asbestos removal. (It is one of the reasons the Centre Pompidou will be closed for five years, from 2025 to 2030.)
That is indeed a complicated word for a complicated process. I had no idea that Beaubourg will be closed for 5 years. Thanks for that info!