Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Top 10 Tuesdays: Top 5 Things I Love That Are French

Top 10 Tuesday time! Check out Kate's, Keebles, and Elliptical Man's blogs for their lists and see how we might all differ in our choices. This is a pretty broad topic, so I imagine there will be a lot of different picks. Mine will be very different since I choose to interpret this as French Canadian. ;)


1. Passe-Partout

A great children's TV program on French TV when I was growing up. DH managed to find a DVD set and now DD gets to enjoy it as well. Since I actually speak some French now I've realized what a great show it is. They deal with a lot of typical child issues, there are puppets and some really fun actors and songs. 

2. Montreal Canadiens

Going to a game is an experience. I'm not a rabid fan or anything, but seeing them live is something you should put on your bucket list. My old boss went to a game, even though he's not a hockey fan at all and enjoyed himself tremendously. 

3. Bio-Dome

A beautiful habitat for animals of the Americas. That includes tropical rainforest and tamarins! (so cute), Laurentian Maple Forest (northern Quebec), Gulf of St. Lawrence (the river that surrounds Montreal), Labrador Coast (puffins!), and Sub-Antartic islands (penguins!)

It's always a good trip, and there's a nearby Botanical Gardens, Insectarium and Planetarium. I think DD might be ready for this later this year. 

4. Hazelwood Necklaces

I discovered the wonder of hazelwood to fight inflammation and acidity in your body when I went to an osteopath in Quebec. Then I found these at the local pharmacy. They really make a difference if you have trouble with acid reflux, acne, and possibly arthritis. I can vouch for the first two, but as far as I know I don't have arthritis, so I don't know how effective it is. I had acid reflux very badly, then put on a new necklace and it was gone in an hour. I am not kidding. I even lent my necklace to a good friend at work when she was having trouble and it helped her as well. 

They need to be replaced every few months, but they absolutely do work. 

5. Parc Safari

Yes, another animal park, but it also has a fun water park and I'm looking forward to going back next year with DD. She couldn't walk last year and wasn't too thrilled with the slides, but I think she might like them this year. I hope so! 

There's a nice car safari to see the animals as well as a walkway where you can feed the giraffes. It's a little scary feeding the ostriches though. They don't bite, but it's freaky. 

I hope you enjoyed the list!



  1. I like the sound of your list. If I ever get east again I'll have to check out Bio-Dome and Parc Safari.

  2. Great list! Yours is "real" French things, mine are Disney facsimiles!


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