Bad bicycle design / Pibal: The Resurrection
Cycling

Bad bicycle design / Pibal: The Resurrection

For me Philippe Starck’s Pibal bike for Bordeaux exemplifies bad bicycle design but they are going to bring them back anyway. Continue reading

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La Nive, Les Fêtes de Bayonne, The Final Adventure
Culture / Drinking / Expat life / Language aquisition / Wine

La Nive, Les Fêtes de Bayonne, The Final Adventure

“This is the last time I do something like this. Yesterday was crazy. We could have got seriously injured and if that happened we’d have been f**ked. Imagine like a metal spike going through your foot. You were barefoot half the time.” “Yeah true. No phones, no easy way of getting off the river at … Continue reading

To turn a phrase: expressions, metaphors and idoms for language learners
Drinking / Language aquisition

To turn a phrase: expressions, metaphors and idoms for language learners

I recently got sent a book to review called ‘Other Cats To Whip: The Book Of French Idioms‘ it is a nicely illustrated collection of French idiomatic expressions with the direct translation as well as the real meaning (sometimes in the form of an English idiomatic equivalent). I find that it is good to know … Continue reading