Chateau de Flottemanville
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I've been in France for four months, and until November 22, I never once wished I was home instead of here. But as I stood in the kitchen, struggling to turn a baguette and vegetable broth into dressing, knowing that the majority of people I love and care about were a ocean away, and listening to Sophie ***** about how she didn't want to eat anything I made because it was healthy, I wished I was back in South Carolina.
I haven't missed home at all until the holiday season. ...
... sometimes make it hard for me to be demanding of them, hold them to standards, and expect them to follow the rules. It also simultaneously makes it really hard and really easy for me to get frustrated with them.
So while I find myself constantly frustrated with their lack of Ralph Waldo Emerson dose of self-reliance and their complete take-for-granted attitude, I am reminded of two things. One: I can change the way they behave. I can be a ...
... and Russia. Though they both know English, and one of them speaks English very well, most of our conversations take place in French. So, now not only do I use French while traveling around/running errands/and working , but now I also use it during my downtime. Which is good, because before my classes started and before I found a larger group of friends, I spent most of my time by myself or with another friend, ...
... boat and I see adventure.
You can go anywhere you want. Do anything in a boat. The world's literally yours for the taking. You could cross an ocean, or just go out for a quick fishing trip. Though the lake and a river have their charm, the sea is where it's at. Where true adventure lies. At least that's what I think.
The harbor is HUGE. It's beautiful and bristling with ...
... first 6 course French dinner, complete with apertifs (before dinner drinks) and cheese and a un grand gateau. In France, adults typically drink alcohol with dinner - mostly wine and champagne. I've yet to actually see beer anywhere here. We started with champagne, moved on to two different types of wine, and ended dessert with what was basically shots of Calvados - a 42 proof apple wine that is served in tiny little glasses because it's so strong. A side note: it tastes ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed