Adults on Scooters. As in push scooters. As in, you know, scooters for kids. Scoot to work. Scoot to the shop. Scoot everywhere!
French films. La Haine, Amélie. Caché. L’Esquive. Everything sounds better in French – except for dubbed films. Big no-no!
Wine. Cheap as chips.
Free Daily Morning Papers. Providing a fascinating read for my commute each morning. Especially when they have sex toys and 50 Shades on the cover..
Les Chanteurs du Métro. Interesting individuals who entertain commuters. Usually singing ‘classic’ French songs I have never heard before. I have learned that the best way to avoid giving them ma monnaie is to actually sit/stand right next to them . They want to reach as many people as possible with their little cup so they bypass those nearest to them in order to get to the wealthier (than me!) people at the other end of la voiture. En fin de compte, la question est de savoir qui a le plus d’argent!! What can I say, I avoid them but I like them!
Les Soldes. With two or more démarques before the sales are officially over. People actually end up getting items up to 95% off the original price. They last a month. Insane!
The Voice and Nouvelle Star. aka the French versions of the Voice and XFactor. I need to get my fix somewhere.
La Musique. Several French singers have come together to create Génération Goldman, an album covering and modernising all of Jean Jacques Goldman’s hits from the 80s and 90s. Think Eurovision. Think Euro-Pop. I’m obsessed!
Trousers. Je peux officiellement porter un pantalon!! A 200 year old law in Paris was abolished this week that means unmarried women can wear trousers, even without permission from the police. Super génial! Gonna wear jeans all weekend just to celebrate!
Pink Public Transport. RER. Line C. It appeared on one cold Tuesday afternoon without warning. Modern, clean and pink. Only old, smelly, orange RERs have brought me from A to B since. Quelle poisse! 😦
L’égalité. Another change in the law. Mariage for all was also announced this week. Bravo France!