When you are around twenty…

The Talking Point series provides an opportunity to discuss things in English, exchange ideas, and learn from each other. Napoleon Bonaparte is quoted as saying “To understand the man you have to know what was happening in the world when he was twenty.” What was going on in the world when you were around 20 … Continue Reading

Pierre Mauroy, Lille’s “different” stadium

This is a rewrite of a post first published in 2016 just after the Euro 2016 match in Pierre Mauroy stadium between Germany and Ukraine, which Germany won 2-0 with goals scored by Mustafi and Schweinsteiger. The Stade Pierre-Mauroy is a rather new and quite unique stadium located in Villeneuve-d’Ascq (in Lille European Metropolis), France. … Continue Reading

The race of hell

In this post, Blandine tells us about how she suddenly decided to take part in the famous Maroilles race, the 20 kilometres of Maroilles. Not an easy race by any means, and to make it worse, she was not all that ready…

French football and English puns

I recently read an article on the Guardian with the following title: “Monaco out to restore French football’s pride against Manchester City” The article argues that because in recent weeks French football has suffered heavy defeats, it is now up to Monaco to get a great win to bring back French football’s pride. The defeats … Continue Reading