Sold on All Things French

I think one of the things I like most about travel is seeing how different things are to the way I do things “back home.” That’s fascinating whether it’s the public toilets, fitting rooms in dress boutiques, how you pay your bill in a restaurant and only about a million other amusing, interesting and intriguing differences to how we all do the same thing.

My French language skills are so rusty you can hear them creaking from a block away but even so I know that Soldes doesn’t mean that the item shown in the display case window has already been sold (it means Sale) but that doesn’t stop me from doing a double-take every time I see the word! 

My first reaction is still: Why are they advertising that if it’s no longer available?

How about you? Any amusing anecdotes or impressions you have when you travel?

8 thoughts on “Sold on All Things French

  1. We just read “Free Falling” for our book club group. Do you have any prepared discussion questions on this book?

    • I haven’t been asked that before and it’s a great question. Sorry this took me so long to get back to you but I might well go forward with thinking of some good discussion questions. Thanks, Carol!

  2. Sorry completely unrelated to this post. I just finished reading The Stranded in Provence series. I absolutely loved it! I couldn’t put these books down an was sad when I finished the last book, wishing there was another Jules adventure I could read.
    I would Love to know if Jules story will continue…

    • So glad you liked them, Tina! I do intend to write more “Jules” stories but first I’m writing a brand new series for “a woman of a certain age.” It’s An American in Paris Mysteries…you might want to give it a try? The first book releases Friday. Thanks for writing me.

  3. Hi Susan, I’m so excited to have just discovered you. I just ordered two ebooks and can’t wait to start reading. I’d love to learn more about your love of France.

    • Hi Jackie, thanks for writing me! My love of France comes from having lived there as a child in a very small village in Alsace-Lorraine. It was an indelible experience–so much so that I’m still using France as the setting for almost all my books 50 years later! 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying the books!

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