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How to make your own French croissants

Learn how to make your own croissants!

I’ve just been sent a link via – and after watching the video I just had to share it with you – this is fantastic!

Simple ingredients, but you must follow the instructions from the Chef to get the absolute best results – go ahead, try it out soon!!

Let me know how you go – I’d love to hear they were delicious :-)

Video:  How to make your own Croissants

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Now there’s no excuse if you don’t live in Paris – you can make these anywhere in the world!

The recipe provided with the video is as follows:

“For 1 lb. of dough. Difficulty: medium.
Ingredients: 2 cups of flour, 1/3 cup of whole milk, 1 tsp of baking yeast, 2 1/2 tbs of granulated sugar, 2 tsp of salt, 1/2 cup of butter.”

More recipes (in french) :

How to open a bottle of wine with a shoe

At first I thought this was going to be a joke video …

I was thinking all kinds of slapstick thoughts when I saw this video title, but as I watched it I was totally amazed!

Yes, you CAN actually open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew!  Let’s hope you have a shoe nearby to use :-)

Even if you don’t speak French you can undertand the actions in this video – so in future, don’t panic if you arrive at the picnic without your corkscrew – all is not lost :-)


Do you know any cool tricks like this? Let me know :-)


360 degree view of Paris

Amazing 360degree view of Paris taken with 2,346 photos!

I just came across this site and it’s amazing! A 360 degree view of Paris turned into a panoramic view on a website. You really must check it out!

Click on the Navigation panel in the bottom left to show/hide navigation tools. When they are visible, simply click the + or – keys to zoom in and out, and the arrow keys to move around — fabulous!



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Sunday with 105 yr old Frenchwoman

Spend Sunday with 105 yr old Frenchwoman as she talks about her life.

Un dimanche à 105 ans

Daniel Léger, 2007, 13 min 20 sec

“Documentaire hommage d’un arrière-petit-fils à son arrière-grand-mère. L’espace d’un dimanche, l’Acadienne centenaire … (A documentary giving homage from a gret grandson to his great grandmother. In the space of one Sunday, the Centenarian …)”

This is a truly deligthful little movie and I found myself clapping and cheering as I watched it. Even if you don’t speak French, you’ll enjoy this.

This remarkable woman has an wonderful sense of humour, and is active – still rides an exercise bike!

I felt so alive after watching this, and it reminded me to count my blessings – daily – and enjoy every moment. This is something to aspire to as we age gracefully …

I hope you like it too! (Thanks to EttaGirl for recommending this to me!)



Video: Paris – a sunday in February

I love this video!

It’s a home video of snippets of Paris on a rainy Sunday in February, from the River Seine to the Eiffel Tower.

A spot of shopping, an accordian player with an umbrella … the sights and sounds of the Paris I love.

Thanks to for this great video!



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