By Clare Jones
I am pleased to announce that the lucky winner of a copy of Je mourrai moins bête: 200 French expressions to help you die less stupid in the competition run by Lawless French was Michael Rosanova of Illinois. The first French expression he ever learned was C’est la vie! – ‘That’s life!’ A calm acceptance of life’s problems is what I need at the moment as we are in the throes of house moving and I am trying to cope with legal matters and bureaucracy without panicking! Another useful one for me is Ne t’en fais pas! – ‘Don’t worry!’ Do you know of any other calming French phrases which might help me through this tricky time? Please leave a comment in the box below.
In case you missed my previous competition, here’s another one. It is aimed at readers of Village Connect, a magazine which links up villages across Northamptonshire. Attention! Des conditions générales s’appliquent – terms and conditions apply. This competition is only open to UK residents, one entry per person. Send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Village Connect Competition” in the title telling me what your favourite French expression is and you will have the chance to win a copy of my book. Entries on a postcard can also be sent to Clare Jones, 33 Thorpe Street, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 6LS to arrive before the closing date of noon on Monday, 4th April, 2016. All entries will go into a hat and one will be drawn at random.