Sunday, August 16, 2009


The brit and I are leaving on summer vacation today. See ya in a couple of weeks!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sidewalk Art

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Still legal

I’ll borrow the Brit’s description of our experience today:

2 hours waiting outside in the heat, 45 minutes waiting inside with no air-con for 2 minutes to get the récépissé... French bureaucracy at its finest!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

French bureaucracy

This morning I went on my annual trek to the Prefecture to pick up my titre de séjour and was quite pleased when I had to wait only a few minutes before my number was called. The man sent me to purchase a timbre fiscale and when I came back he had news that I was not expecting and certainly did not want to hear – my new carte de séjour isn’t ready yet. So tomorrow morning I have to go to another location and get a récépissé. The joys of French bureaucracy….