Music Monday: Quand j’aime une fois, j’aime pour toujours

Now playing on my French song playlist:

Title: Quand j’aime une fois, j’aime pour toujours

Songwriter: Richard Desjardins

Performed by: Richard Desjardins

Lyrics I like:

Alors que fais-tu là

Enfermée dans ta tour?

Je veux briser les lois

Qui règlent tes amours

Quand j’aime une fois, j’aime pour toujours

Quand j’aime une fois, j’aime pour toujours

Translation:

So what are you doing here

Locked up in your tower?

I want to break the laws

That regulate your loves

When I love once, I love forever

When I love once, I love forever

🎶

Until next Music Monday, have a good week ahead.

*music & lyrics | all rights reserved*

Music Monday: Je l’ai jamais dit à personne

Now playing on my French song playlist:

Title: Je l’ai jamais dit à personne

Songwriter(s): Étienne Drapeau, Roger Tabra

Performed by: Étienne Drapeau

Lyrics I like:

Si je n’ai jamais dit tous ces mots

C’est que l’amour me brûle un peu trop

Mais aujourd’hui, enfin je le dis

Comme je l’ai jamais dit à personne

Je t’aime

Je l’ai jamais dit à personne

Translation:

If I’ve never said all these words

It’s because love burns me a little too much

But today, finally, I say it

Like I’ve never told anyone

I love you

I’ve never told anyone

🎶

Until next Music Monday, have a good week ahead.

*music & lyrics | all rights reserved*

Wednesday Postcard: La Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

Bonjour!

Wednesday Postcard is back this week featuring des cartes postales I bought during my 1998 visit to La Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal (Notre-Dame Basilica) located in Old Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Main Organ of the Basilica

Sacred Heart Chapel

  • Architect James O’Connell designed the Notre-Dame Church in a neo-Gothic style
  • It was built between 1824 and 1829
  • From 1870 to 1900, the parish priest, Victor Rousselot along with Montréal architect, Victor Bourgeau designed the interior to be similar to the décor found in Sainte-Chapelle in Paris
  • In 1982, Notre-Dame Church was raised to the rank of Basilica by Pope John Paul II to recognize its architectural, artistic, historical, and religious value
  • In 1994, Céline Dion and René Angélil were married here

For more information:

La Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal 

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!

BonjourDarlene.com

Music Monday: Nomade sédentaire

Now playing on my French song playlist:

Title: Nomade sédentaire

Songwriter(s): Kevin Parent

Performed by: Kevin Parent

Lyrics I like:

C’est vrai que j’ai une vie instable

Je suis un nomade sédentaire

Je rêve d’aller au B.C. ou pourquoi pas le Yukon

M’inspirer de la nature pour écrire quelques chansons

Translation:

It’s true that I have an unstable life

I’m a sedentary nomad

I dream of going to British Columbia or Yukon, why not

Get inspired by nature and write a few songs

🎶

Until next Music Monday, have a good week ahead.

*music & lyrics | all rights reserved

Wednesday Postcard: Expo 67 in Montréal, Québec, Canada

Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from a local used-book shop.

Expo 67: Trinidad & Tobago and Granada pavilion

Someone sent “Doty” this postcard from the World Fair, or International and Universal Exposition, that was held in Montréal, Québec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967.

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!

For more information:

Expo 67 – the World Fair of Montréal

French-Canadian Film: “Modified”

I recently attended a community screening of Modified, a French-Canadian documentary about “a food lover’s journey into GMOs,” or genetically modified/engineered organisms.

Regardless of where you stand on the issue, this film is a must-see for anyone who eats food. So, yes, it’s for everyone!

In the 90-minute award-winning film, filmmaker, Aube Giroux, takes viewers on her journey as she tries to understand why over 60 countries label their genetically modified food, while countries, like Canada and the United States, do not.

Traveling from Québec and Nova Scotia, Canada to Paris, France, then to Davis and San Francisco, California, followed by stops in Washington, DC, and Montpelier, Vermont, she interviews small town farmers and big city university agricultural engineering professors. She also shares her frustration with government health officials who refuse to discuss GMOs.

In between scenes, she is shown using fresh ingredients to make a few dishes, like mouthwatering pear crisp with oatmeal topping, a savory cherry tomato galette, and a hearty green pasta, while soft French music plays in the background.

Aube Giroux credits her mother for igniting her passion for home cooked meals made with garden-grown ingredients. The clips of old home movies featuring her jovial mother will tug at your heartstrings.

Visit http://www.modifiedthefilm.com to watch the film’s trailer.

at the screening, we were given these movie postcards