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Preparing New Year's Eve

30 Décembre 2013 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Life

It is hard to believe Christmas is already over and it is time to prepare New Year's Eve. As it is more a party than a traditional meal when we stay at home, we don't cook the same way. Cold food is a good idea to shorten preparation, seafood and maybe...

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And what happened with the storm, Dirk, in Lorraine ?

27 Décembre 2013 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Life

I mentioned Dirk, the storm, in my last article. When I took this picture in the early morning of the 24th of December I didn't know yet what would happen exactly in Lorraine. Our weather forecast announced gusts up to 94 km/h (58 mph) and a bit less,...

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Merry Christmas Joyeux Noël from Lorraine

24 Décembre 2013 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Life

Joyeux Noël à tous, Merry Christmas to you all ! We are now all preparing for Christmas Eve either by trying to finish work as soon as possible or by cooking for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Children try to keep calm and quiet and think about Father...

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Christmas markets

21 Décembre 2013 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Tradition

Most Christmas markets started at the end of November or beginning of December. In smaller towns they are organized in a big hall just for one week end and in bigger towns they last at least four weeks. There are chalets selling all sorts of things linked...

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Palais ducal in Nancy

18 Décembre 2013 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Nancy

When you arrive near Saint Epvre church in Nancy, you see the palace of the dukes of Lorraine, Palais ducal. It was so badly damaged in 1502 that Duke René II decided to make it rebuild. Duke Antoine went on with this task and it seems his knowledge of...

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