31 janvier 2011

Go Lille Go !

One of our resolutions for 2011 was to go to a Basketball game of the team of Lille:  Lille Metropole Basket Club that plays in 2nd league. We had few excuses not to do it, on one hand because my boyfriend is a fan of Basket-ball and has a subsription to the NBA games ! On the other hand the sport-hall is 500m away from our flat and we pass by everday on the way to work. Last Friday at 20:00pm we were there to watch Lille - Aix maurienne. Lille was on the 10th position at the ranking, and lost quite often the last games.... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2011

Nice exposition

Until last week there was the exposition "Silk road" at the  Tri postal. The tri postal is an old building used to separate the mail that has been rearranged into an art galery/museum. It is completly downtown, between the 2 train stations, 5 min walk from home, perfect. The exposition was provided by the Saatchi Gallery from London. The topic "silk road" comes from the artists that are coming from countries such as China, Libanon, Irak, Iran, India... artists that we are ot used to expose here and that... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2010

The Swimmingpool

The Piscine, is an old swimmingpool transformed into museum, in the city of Roubaix. The frame of the museum makes its visit quite special. During our visit, end of October there was a temporary exposition about Degas. The permanent exposition is quite nice but we found it a bit "messy" and thus it's a bit hard to describe. I leave you with few pictures that don't really give back the magic of the place but you'll have to do with it This is a model of the sculpture made by... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2010

1st concert in Lille

Unfortunatly our first concert in Lille, at the Zenith (the big event place), was not a french group, but an american and worldwide one from the 90's: the Guns N' Roses I was not very convinced at first, but Cheri convinced me "we can not not going when they are so close to us". True, we are only 10 minutes walk away from the Zenith ! For the too young, or too old ones, this rock band with very ugly Tshirts with its leader singer, with such a specific voice is Axl Rose, et leader and hairy guitar player was Slash... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2010

Our 1st Lille braderie

We've been lucky to arrive in Lille 3 days before the big "Braderie de Lille" (details in english when you clic on the link). Was nice, we could discover the city, it was sunny, the shops are doing big sales, people are happy, we eat mussel-fries-beer... Instead of blabla, I rather like to share some pictures with you: People arrive early, to get the best stop, and to find "little treasure" They also get ready in our street Half-marathon and 10 kms races, in rue de Paris The tables... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2008

Researchers are great

I swaer that it is a true scientific paper, you can read the rest of it here. Nuptial gifts fail to resolve a sexual conflict in an insect Nina Wedell , Tom Tregenza and Leigh W Simmons BMC Evolutionary Biology 2008, 8:204doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-204 Published: 15 July 2008 Abstract (provisional) Background Because of the potential benefits to individuals of saving investment for future mating opportunities, there is conflict between mates over most aspects of reproduction. Males of many species transfer... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2008

50 ways to save the planet

I like the number 17...but then it's not in agreement with the number 18 ;) Finally I'm on the good way to save the planet, except at work where we are throwing so much plastic waste !!
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25 mai 2008

Hamburg museum

To finally answer the 3 weeks old quizz : The good answer(s) were all but the first. Saturday 26th of April, 3pm, I was on my way to Hamburg. I had appointment with some couchsurfers, mainly french speakers (from Quebecand France) to go to the "long night of Museum" 8 euros for students, with transport, from 6pm to 2am 45 museum with their Hapenings So I went to Cap San Diego and Rickmer Rickmers In Hamburg... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2008

Monday in the sun

Seems like the weather is on our side for the whole week. After a far too short night (thx jetlag) and a short talk session (less than 3hours), colleague #2 and I came in "downtown" Keystone. Not on the mood for ski, we decided to go for shopping and walk. Ok guys, don't expect any "souvenir" from here, few shops with either ski equipement or Keystone-T-shirt....sux. At least, we had a relax time enjoying pizza and starbuck coffee on the sun....Loved it ! Then we came for 2h30 of walk in the snow along Keystone. Was warm... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2008

Take off at....

Keystone !! Saturday 16th of February, 7am : 3 stops (Hamburg-Frankfurt-Denver), 23 hours, 2.829m later and 20 degree less, I was finall y arrived in Keystone, Colorado for 1 "working" week. 2 of my colleagues and I are here to presente, as good as we can, our work regarding "Wnt signaling"....whatever ! Keystone is some kind of Resort, at the bottom of the ski tracks, not really a city in itself but with all the luxury needed. We are actually not too far from Aspen and Breckenridge. We came around in the sunny... [Lire la suite]
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