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Re: A blast from the past! by Wash! on 2003-04-01 04:14:26

I KNOW!!!! I'm sure if you look back to some of my first ever replies when in France, you'll see a fair bit of a and q mix-upage. Their bloody ridiculous, but ive just about got used to them though now. Its not easy as sometimes i write from my English laptop, and sometimes on the school French computers. So its quite confusing! I'm in a town called Gueret near Limoges. Where are you? And if you pass through, which you probably won't, you have to pop in for a pain au chocolat and a cuppa Yorkshire Tea.

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Re: Re: A blast from the past! by Kid on 2003-04-01 04:22:55  |  Reply to this
  Pain au chocolat? Is that the friendly version of death by chocolate? Nah, I'm just kidding you1! I miss fresh pains, I really do. I ought to leave the house once in a while. Or make my own. Or something.

1. It came from Bender of Futurama fame...I think, but I do overuse it.
Re: Re: Re: A blast from the past! by Wash! on 2003-04-01 13:24:20  |  Reply to this
  Loved it! Depending in what frame of mind i'm in, i often make mistakes with that word. It works both ways, eng-fre and fre-eng. Like, i would read Derek Pain and read Pain with the accent of a good french bread. And another day i would easily read Pain fraiche, like a newly produced beating round the skull.

Re: Re: A blast from the past! by Amelia on 2003-04-02 04:15:53  |  Reply to this
  I am in Paris right now, but leaving tonight on the Eurostar to London. I had a ymmy pain au chocolat this morning at McDonald's, of all places. Mostly, though, we just like saying "Croque McDo".
Re: Re: Re: A blast from the past! by Kid on 2003-04-02 04:49:24  |  Reply to this
  It'll be too late by the time you read this, I 'spect, but I love the entry to London (Waterloo) you do on the Eurostar. You get Battersea Power Station - looks like an upside down snooker table. Is on a Pink Floyd album, I believe - then the river, so murky, so deep and with so much hidden. (Generally eels, but other stuff too). Then the station itself. Obviously Wash & I both love the clock, but there's something about Waterloo. I don't know.

And I didn't mention the song once!

Re: Re: Re: A blast from the past! by Wash! on 2003-04-02 07:21:55  |  Reply to this
  Congrats, Kid. Amelia: May utter shame rain down on you!! Whatever happened to the typical french boulangerie, producing their gorgous Derek Pain au Chocolat? When in Rome... don't go "Chez McDo"! I can see why ordering a Croque McDo is amusing though. I havent tried it yet, i'm informed that you can get a classy "ham n cheese McToasty" or something in England though.. Can't wait. Really looking forward to it! (Excuse the sarcasm.) By the way, Amelia, watch out for the millions of people swarming like flies on Waterloo underground. And enjoy the clock. If you can't find it just look, its "UP THERE, MATE! Tarrah!