If I had any second doubts (about reviewing the site, not about being a member of that rather auspicious club), these were washed away when I saw this post about Our Top 10 French Swear Words!
This, I thought to myself, is my kind of site!
Rather cleverly, The Evening Hérault has an A-Z index of articles (as does A Taste of Garlic), which made perusing the blog rather more easy than normal.
This blog contains some vitally important posts, all required reading for anyone living in France or even just considering doing so; take a look at this trio… How to play Pétanque in the Nude, How to win at Pétanque and Pétanque and Drugs.
All vital stuff and exactly what you probably won’t learn from a Peter Mayle book or a Michel Thomas CD.
And, speaking of Michel Thomas….
More importantly, there is an essential post about Ordering Drinks in French.
The truly important issues of the day are covered in Taking the Piss(oir) and, what history might regard as the most important event of this century ,is discussed in Thierry Henry’s reputation goes down the toilet.
And, speaking of French failures… how about this for a truly horrendous joke (there are other jokes on The Evening Hérault but they were a bit ruder)….
Q: What do you call a Frenchman wearing sandals?
A: Philippe Philoppe.
If you are feeling hungry, there are plenty of good recipes here. I’m going to have to try Roast Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, Mustard Rabbit and Moules Marinières à la Scrumpy Jack (although possibly not all at the same time!)
You can tell that the author of this blog is Irish.
Somehow it seeps out of the articles and I found myself reading the posts with a slight Irish brogue (and a French Accent as well – which is actually quite an interesting combination!)
Whilst there is an element of fun that infuses this blog, there are plenty of serious items as well.
But, please do take my advice (you’ll only regret it otherwise), stay away from those terrible jokes!
And me? Well, I am going to hunt down some of the Wild Boar of the Languedoc!
All the best