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... a long time. But really, the lyrics sum up the way the past two weeks have gone since I was saying goodbye to some kids and saying hello to others.
Here are the lyrics:
You say yes, I say no
You say stop and I say go,
You say goodbye and I say hello
I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello,
I say high, you say low
You say why and I say I don't ...
This building, called la Corderie Royale, is where all of the ropes were made for different boats and ships, like Hermione. It is 374 meters long and the longest building in Europe. They had to make ropes close to 200 meters long and this explains the length of the Corderie Royale, because of the way the ropes were traditionally made in the past. The building was partially destroyed in a fire in 1944 during a bombing raid by the Germans. Later in ...
... sold out….with a guided tour you’re
able to go down into the belly of the ship and see all of the different rooms,
however, we weren’t that lucky. Our little tour was quite interesting though
just staying on the deck of the ship. They sure did do a good job rebuilding
it. It looks beautiful.
To explain a bit why it took so long to rebuild, first they
had to come up with plans. It is a replica (or ...
As Dana and I now both have Fridays off, we decided to go to
Cognac to see what it was all about. Again, it is just further down the
Charente river, about an hour from Rochefort. As the name of the city tells
you, there are many cognac distilleries there. We had planned on going for a
tour in one of the distilleries, but since it was during the off season, some
distilleries were closed to all public and some you had to make a reservation
to have a tour, ...
... to work with them for the whole year. I am lucky though that I get to keep living in Rochefort so I am able to still see them from time to time.
Caroline and Pauline said that the next dinner we have, we’ll have to have Raclette at Pauline’s place. It’s so nice to be included in people’s lives here. It definitely makes me feel better about being away from home for a few more months. Also, with Lydia and her family and Caroline, I ...