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Recycling of SAPIN

Sapin is a French word for this.  My first live Christmas tree ever.  I watered it well and cherished every second it graced my humble apartment in Paris.  I knew I could not keep it forever as it would turn fire hazard after some time, but I could not bear the thought of dumping it in the garbage bin either.  But then France had a wonderful solution. Here is the corner of Place des Vosges where Sapins to be recycled are piled.  They would be treated by professionals and made into something wonderful.  After I removed all the ornaments, I let my tree rest in a tab of water for a couple of hours.  It looked pretty good and it joined other sapins.  My dear tree would not be lonely in the company of many other trees. 初めての生きたクリスマスツリー。捨てるのは辛いですが、マレ地区の公園の隅に専用のリサイクルコーナーが政府により設けられ、ここに置いておけばプロの手で何かに生まれかわるそうです。お別れ前にたっぷりと水を吸わせてお礼をいってからお仲間の間に置いてきました。 にほんブログ村

Already some shocking news in France 2021

After living more than five years in Paris and the novelty has worn off, you start paying more interest in the local news.   The year 2021 was greeted in France with the image of Notre Dame Cathedral with a blasting rock tune on the national TV screen only to be quickly followed by a gruesome news of ‘ a man dies with his head torn off after a firework mortar fire in Eastern France.’   Then 2500 party animals participated in a rave party near Bretagne without wearing masks.   The local TV commentators are livid that it may lead to a large Corona cluster.   Of course, it will and all this for in the hope of meeting someone to have a fling or relationship? It was the wrong place to look for relationships when all the participants lacked consideration for other people’s health.   They did not give a toss to the people the participants would come in contact before and after the rave party.   Such selfishness is not a solid ground for a meaningful relationship, but the people like this w