Thursday, January 28, 2010

Paris Xmas trees

The Brit and I were walking near Palais Royale a few days ago when we spotted these Christmas trees made from pop (or soda depending on where you’re from) bottles. Nifty idea - saving a tree while also recycling.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

French parliamentary committee wants to ban veils

A French parliamentary committee has issued a report proposing a ban on wearing Muslim veils. The ban, which is supported by Sarkozy, would apply in public buildings and on public transport. Not surprisingly France’s political parties are split on the issue. Read about it here and here.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Discount or discrimination?

Air France offers second seat to obese people but can also prevent them from flying. More info here.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

France proposes law against psychological violence

Apparently reaction to the proposed law is mixed. Some feel it’s a good way to address non-physical abuse while others are concerned that it could be used against the people it is meant to protect. Read about it here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


It appears the French are still fascinated by Obama.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Finally, proof that my “healthy” derriere is actually healthy!

According to a BBC article “Carrying extra weight on your hips, bum and thighs is good for your health, protecting against heart and metabolic problems”. Read about it here.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

France tops quality of life index

The US comes in at #7. See the top ten with photos here.