…you support your petits commerces

While polls show that a majority of French people support the reconfinement to curb the country’s vertiginous number of COVID cases and fatalities, they are still upset about a lot of things. The closure of shops selling so-called “non-essential” items – particularly bookshops – is one of them.   In an attempt to level the … Continue reading …you support your petits commerces

…you start saying “bonjour” to everyone you see

Paris is back in lockdown, a.k.a. “reconfinement”.  Despite a summer spent outdoors at dynamic beaches (“plages dynamiques”) and at pop-up terraces (“terrasses éphémères”), the second wave (“deuxième vauge”) has arrived with a vengeance.  As was the case during the first confinement, you need to fill out an attestation (sworn declaration) to go outside and you … Continue reading …you start saying “bonjour” to everyone you see