Hotel Le Grand Large
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Last week, as it was my last week in Rochefort working at Pierre Loti Collège, some kids, mostly the younger ones showed that they were sad to see me go. I could tell that they really have enjoyed my weekly visits in their class. There were two classes specifically that did something nice for me. They were both the sixièmes, so they are 11&12 years old. In one class, some students gave me candy and somebody started a little going away card that all the ...
... first room where he showed us how the rope was made, with a demonstration on a “machine” that was used in the past.
First we learned that a specific plant was cultivated all over France, or at least in this area and was sent to the Corderie Royale using the Charente of course. The plant was then softened up and they started to “spin it into rope”, think of the way the sheep’s wool is spun into wool. Once they ...
... the Americans win their independence in the American Revolutionary War, in 1793
it was shipwrecked.
In 1997, they started to build a replica ship with the
intention of sailing it to Boston once again, just like during the American Revolutionary
War. Now, in 2015….a short 18 years later, Hermione will be on her way to
Boston, and will also be visiting the ports North of Boston, all the way up to
Halifax, Nova ...
... shape and it is spreadable, you eat it as an appetizer on toast. Unfortunately, like many specialties, it is expensive. I looked at it in the grocery store this week and it was 15 euros for a little log….and that was the cheap stuff!
We also had duck breast, which I had once before at a different teacher’s house for dinner once. I quite like duck I have decided. And for dessert, (the mom was so cute) she came out of the kitchen with two different ...
... and it ended up arriving 40 minutes early because of an unexpected tail wind apparently. So it seemed pretty short. Bonus! I was super happy to get a ride back to Rochefort from a fellow teacher who was in Paris for the second week of the break as well. That was a double bonus and I’m very thankful. So it only cost 35 euros instead of 100 and some odd euros (the prices of the trains were abnormally high) and I had some good company.