29 décembre 2014

A Family Christmas

               This year, the Cooper Christmas commenced, continued and ceased in a rather categorical fashion.              We had moments of present-giving and new clothes...                                Smiles and silly hats...                           Moments of intense concentration... ... [Lire la suite]
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14 janvier 2013

Food Shopping

                   P went back to France at the beginning of December. At one point, he had to go to the local supermarket to forage for food. He went round the supermarket with his mouth hanging open, so many products were there. So many products, and so many varieties of each product. The supermarket was a third of the size of the local Jumbo Score in Majicavo-Lamir, but there were easily three times as many products. Then, he went to pay for his shopping. Second shock. A basket... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2012

Happy New Year to all

            P and I spent Christmas and New Year with my favourite people this year. When I got back, I was invited to a friend’s birthday party, where I was informed that I must be crazy to voluntarily spend any length of time in such a cold place when I live in such a warm place. Go back in the summer, by all means, they said, but not in the winter. I actually liked it though. First of all, seeing the family. Secondly, fetching and buying things in France and England in... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2011

Christmas Market - R.I.P.

         Two hours later, I went to the driving school for two hours of motorbike lessons. It had already started drizzling, so the monitor told two of us that we had better come back another day as the rain looked like holding. It's OK to learn to drive in the rain - especially here, we're going to need to know how to do that - but a soaked track when you're just starting and can't really balance properly yet is not the best idea. Ten minutes later, we heard a huge clap of thunder and the... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2011

Christmas Market

            There was a Christmas market today in front of the M’biwi Café, just down the road from us. I thought a Christmas market by 32°C sounded interesting, so I went along after work to see what sort of things were up for sale.                              The first thing that struck me was the bright and colourful aspect of it all. The... [Lire la suite]
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