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First I have to say that I travelled first class from
Barcelona to Toulouse. It was pretty cool, nice big leather chairs, radio and
then later they played a movie. Gemma, Hector and I got there fairly late,
between 9:30 and 10:00. Dana and her friend Theresa (who is also doing this
program) met us at the train station and we found a bite to eat. We “got to”
watch T.V. that night for a bit and get a taste of what French television is
like. We ...
I am actually writing this from Paris, as the past week has been just so busy and quite frankly exhausting. As I suspected, internet connection on the village was patchy, and I was so tired after a day's cooking and learning that the blog just didn't get done. There were only three of us on the course this week - Alison, a construction lawyer from the UK, and Sultan, an absolutely fascinating young man from Saudi Arabia who runs a perfume ...
I have finally arrived in France, and am completely overwhelmed! I think because I have been looking forward to this for so long and now it is finally here, it is like it really isn't happening. Hard to believe I only have three weeks to go. Anyway, the weather is exactly how I thought it would be - sunny and warm it was actually a bit of a shock yesterday getting off the plane into the warm weather. I got to my hotel and it's clean and comfortable, with a lovely firm bed, but I still ...
... and paintings. We loved a special exhibition of Benjamin Constant (1845-1902), with exquisite paintings of scenes in Morocco and various portraits. It was all an extra bonus as admissions were free, due to a strike we think. There was also the Saint Sernin Basilica, built in the 5th century. We had lunch at a restaurant above the market in Les Halles Victor Hugo. Good value and nice food at Le Magret for €19 each for three courses. We started with rounds of toasted ...
... as the actual felling of the trees. The noise of the equipment destroys the calm on the Canal, and the branches often fall into the water (hence our engine problems).
A campaign has been launched to fund replanting so that the UNESCO landmark can
eventually be returned to its former glory. To learn more or to contribute go to
www.replantonslecanal.fr or www.sudouest.vnf.fr.