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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 ...
... one was the also very famous Galette des Rois, which is eaten with friends come the first Sunday after January 1. There is always a little king figurine in the cake and whoever eats the cake piece with the figurine gets to wear the crown that also comes with the cake. NEXT choice was frangipane, which is a flaky pastry type cake with an almond filling, which is quite yummy, so I chose that. I also got a piece with a little heart in it that said I love St. ...
And so the weekend travelling has begun. Even if it was a nice little short day trip to Saintes. Saintes is about a half hour train ride South East from Rochefort, it is also found along the Charente….the river that Rochefort is on. BUT, in Saintes, the water is a nice bluey green colour, rather than the muddy brown colour we have in Rochefort. If it wasn't such a gloomy, misty day it would have been much ...