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What a whirlwind of the last few days. We flew to England and landed at Luton airport. A bus and two trains later we made it to London. It was a privilege to be welcomed by the Haggis family so warmly to see their loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother Vi off to her final resting place. It was warming to see this loving family even under these sad circumstances and listen to the beautiful stories. ...
... think this could work better as I will have much more time to actually do something with them. Teach them something and then do an activity. Or I can do anything else really, I have a feeling that the teachers will not be giving me much guidance, which is okay too, as I have some lessons/ideas I can re-use from other schools. I can also try some games with the kids that will get them talking. I think we can have a lot of fun, at least with a couple of ...
... Dupont wanted to clean up the site and in 1967, the building was considered an historical monument. The restoration started in 1976 and was completed in 1988 when it was made into a museum which I had the pleasure of visiting with Dana, the day after we visited L'Hermione.
I was quite interested in this museum. We started out with a short video on the history of Rochefort and why this location was chosen by King Louis 14th as a ...
It was all the way back to last weekend now when Hector,
Dana and I went to see the Frigate “Hermione” that was used by the French and
more specifically ordered by a wealthy man named La Fayette to be built and was
used in 1780 to help the Americans win their independence.
L’Hermione was built in Rochefort (where I’m living!) in
1779. It took 11 months for them to build. After she sailed to Boston to ...
... going through it…you’ll see what I mean in some pictures.
I had to make a remark to Dana about how popular it is to
have cobble stones in French cities, and yet French women, from my
observations, mainly wear high heels. How hard would that be to walk on…I have
enough problems in normal shoes.
In Cognac there is also an 18th century castle
that was built for Francois the first. A very, very, very ...