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La bibliothèque des Cabanes - Cabanenbois

Cabanenbois Des idées, des créations, une belle passion : le bois ! La cabane au fond du jardin - Lavaur - Tarn Aménagement - Design de meubles d'intérieur et d'extérieur - Cabanes Objets insolites - Jeux et jouets en bois - Maquettes artistiques et techniques Vous trouverez dans ma "Bibliothèque des Cabanes" une sélection personnelle, des principaux ouvrages sur les cabanes : Cabanes d'enfants, au sol ou perchées, cabanes de rêves, cabanes du monde, cabanes imaginaires, cabanes toutes simples et cabanes de luxe, cabanes à vivre et à partager, enfin, presque tout sur le [suite...]

Date: 2010-01-30 12:29:00

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The rubble rousers were at it again. Another photo of our home, under re-construction, and our dog, Braise (just back from a dip in the creek). casser (kah-say) verb   to break, crack, snap Il faut casser le noyau pour avoir l'amande. To have the kernel, you must crack the shell. --Plautus . The theme of our first week, here at a chantier* that doubles as home, seems to be "casser". In French the verb "casser" means to crack or break. It also means to snap. I have told you about the walls and windows which were broken, intentionally or not. Add to the dégât* those items that got broken in [suite...]

Date: 2007-07-02 13:03:03


Where pigs and poules once roamed. The little barn before the bulldozers arrived. le chantier (shon-tee-yay) noun, masculine    1. building site (construction); workshop, ship-yard    2. a place where great disorder reigns        ("lieu où règne un grand désordre") -Petite Larousse 2000 The famous words of Général Lyautey:      Un chantier vaut un bataillon.      A workshop is worth a battalion. "'A workshop is worth a battalion,' said Lyautey time and again, for, to him, an army was less a fighting machine than an assemblage of doctors and artisans."  -from "The History [suite...]

Date: 2007-03-21 12:29:01

French Word-A-Day: oeuvre

("oeuvre" is also a masculine noun and refers to the complete "works" of an artist; "oeuvre," masculine, is also used in construction lingo such as "second oeuvre" (finishings)         La vie d'un artiste, c'est son oeuvre.       The life of an artist is his work. --Jérôme Garcin . How to distill thirty-six hours with an artist into one tidy vignette? The task is daunting and I sit here staring at a blank screen as the artist herself must stare at her canvas. For starters, I could do as the artist would by tossing out convention. Ouf.* Freedom! Next, I might sketch a few initial [suite...]

Date: 2007-07-23 15:08:23

French Word-A-Day: brouter

The subject of browsing brings us to grass--something that is decidedly greener in the Aosta Valley, or so it seems after leaving our dusty construction site-slash-home for a needed reprieve. There, in a quiet meadow, I watch the grass-licking cows (have you ever observed a grazing cow? Italian cows lick grass (as if to mimic the tourist-spectators who nurse gelato, en face*). I finish my cone and bid arrivederci* to the grass-lickers. Time to leave the quiet valley for the Vaucluse, back to Provence (one of the few things I have in common with Daudet). Mr. Daudet, it seems, had the luxury of [suite...]

Date: 2007-08-15 13:12:19


I love this red door, which decorates the side of a mas in the town of Serignan. The owners must think I am a garden stalker... Each time I take this side road, I slow my car to a creepy crawl... in time to enjoy this lovely corner with its bricks, chipped paint and crumbly wall.  A few temptations before we begin this edition: 1. Words in a French Life: Lessons in Love and Language from the South of France 2. Learn French with Rosetta Stone Levels 1, 2 & 3  3. Coffee Sugar Flour and Tea red white metal check traditional metal canister set--in French! le jardinage (jhar-dee-nazh) [suite...]

Date: 2009-04-06 07:43:01

Beaujolais Nouveau

You can't get a construction permit to build a cellar in an agricultural zone if you are not already considered as a farmer.... Great way to encourage projects from "city people" like me who want to become farmer ! Well, I will find a way to get this status changed soon but this anecdote shows you that France still has to re-consider a lot a things to encourage qualitative wine projects, which are actually the only ones that can resist globalization. In the meantime, I am now shopping for tanks, tractors... and all vine - cellar materials. I will have lots of funny stories for you next [suite...]

Date: 2006-11-22 08:13:00

French Word-A-Day: épaule

by Kristin Espinasse The last week of summer break my husband slipped and dislocated his épaule.* Would you believe a banana peel figured into the equation? Or--into the bag--as the accident happened while emptying the garbage. His arms full, a bag in chaque main,* Jean-Marc was not about to put one bag down in order to lift the lid of the gigantic trash can, so he lifted it bag-in-hand. That's when the earth pulled out from under his feet as the upward bound, weighted bag gave way to a backward flip. The garbage can being located on an incline, all the stars were now effectively aligned to [suite...]

Date: 2005-09-09 09:11:09

French Word-A-Day: le béton

My ten-year-old son has mentioned wanting to be a baker or a construction worker but I suspect his talent might lie in styling. For the past year Max has been working hard at perfecting what I call "the gentleman's Mohawk"--"gentlemanly," for the understated strip of upright hair which is low to the head, sort of like a scale, and one you could almost get away with at the office, or at school if your mom wasn't waiting by the front door each morning with the flat side of her hand about to mow down your 'hawk'. "It's called 'une crête,'* mom, as in "une crête d'iroquoise," Max informs me. [suite...]

Date: 2006-02-06 10:50:39


Note: the vocabulary section and sound files are coming soon (this post is still under construction as I race against the clock (for this newsletter is sent out on an auto-timer and I don't want to miss this deadline! Please check back later for the completed edition. Thank you for visiting our sponsors! Les portes tordues (The Twisted Doors): The Scariest Way in the World to Learn and Listen to French! Check it out (if you dare). SAN FRANCISCO FRENCH WORKSHOP -  OCT. 21-25, 2009 Contact, via email:  nadalang@comcast.net The Puppy Profiles continue... Five of Braise's puppies found homes, [suite...]

Date: 2009-10-09 10:39:39

French Word-A-Day: detente

Is there a difference between un goéland & une mouette (French words for seagull)? Photo taken at the old port in Giens, the peninsula near Hyères. More photos in this weekend's Cinéma Vérité. détente (day-tant) noun, feminine    : relaxation, easing synonym: relâchement (loosening, slackening) Audio file & Example Sentence: Download MP3 or Download Wav File La sieste consiste essentiellement en un repos du cerveau. Elle suppose une relaxation mentale suite à une détente physique. A Day in a French Life... by Kristin EspinasseI am lying on a sandy beach somewhere in the Giens* [suite...]

Date: 2009-05-25 09:19:53

French Word-A-Day: subir

A Day in a French Life... by Kristin Espinasse Gone is the puppy breath. Gone is the bubbily chubbily jubilance. When two attack dogs mauled our 9-weeks-old puppy, stolen was his "childhood" innocence. That carefree trust-all esprit* has been replaced with méfiance*. Gone is the gung ho glee. Manque de chance.* Huffy-puffy playfulness has been replaced with post-traumatic stress. Whereas one week ago our puppy basked in make-believe: I'm a mighty musketeer -- just look at me, here! See me soar -- me and my puppy power galore! Superhero, superdog -- watch me charge across the room... and [suite...]

Date: 2009-10-21 09:11:19


En 2000, il fut donc décidé de lancer, à l'occasion de la construction du quatrième SNLE de la série, un vaste programme de modernisation portant principalement sur le système de combat et de manière générale l'électronique embarquée, [suite...]

Date: 2009-11-12 08:36:00

Donne sablon et terre de remblais à venir chercher à Ecrosne ...

ANNONCES GRATUITES INDEXNETDonne sablon et terre de remblais à venir chercher à Ecrosne Eure-et-Loir 28 Jardin - Plantes Jusqu'à 200m3 de sablon et de terre de [suite...]

Date: 2010-02-15 17:35:13

Calvary Church Crisis

The tragedy is that nearly every church that I visit have some form of “building fund offering” and some plans involving purchase of land for the construction of church buildings. This is not surprising. It's far easier to build [suite...]

Date: 2009-12-15 11:59:01

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