It was easier to buy a baguette in London than it is here in France
When we told our friends and family we were moving to France, many expressed envy at our future filled with easy-access baguettes. I’m sure there will be no small amount of schadenfreude on their parts (the French for schadenfreude is also schadenfreude; well done the Germans), as I share with you the hard-won knowledge that nothing could be further from the truth.
Unlike in London where, apparently, you’re never more than six feet away from a rat, there lives in the British imagination an idea that in France you’re never more than a couple of metres away from a baguette, that the streets are paved with bread and good butter, with a strong possibility of cheese. If only. It was easier to buy a baguette in London, albeit not necessarily …
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