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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. ...
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 ...
... skinny rope, they kept adding to it by using this specific “machine” that twisted the little ropes together, making a big rope. There were all sorts of different sizes of course, but like I said before, the ropes were super long and stretched out throughout the whole length of the building. As the rope is twisted, the length becomes quite a bit shorter. There were cute little models that went along with the explanation too that I took pictures ...
... 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 ...
... but the walls were
decorated instead. Again, you’ll see in some pictures I post.
We went for a little walk along the river too and we saw some
swans and some mallard ducks. For some reason I just didn’t think France and Canada
would have the same type of ducks. And swans are quite pretty and much bigger
than I expected actually.
In my pictures you will see some animals. I find that it is
common in France, or at least this ...