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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 ...
... is quite
We were also blessed with a beautiful day to enjoy all of
the hard work that was put into the remaking of this piece of history.
Hope you enjoy the pics….and if you’re in Halifax in August
2015…be sure to check her out!
(Excuse all of the titles in every one of my entries....but I have to give each pic a title in order for it to save..One of my not so favorite tasks).
... to get to know people better here, which in turn will make my next few months more enjoyable.
It turns out this blog ended up being quite a bit longer than I had imagined, so perhaps in a couple of days I will post again telling you about my day trip to Cognac, my visit to Hermione, and the Corderie Royale, which are both very interesting parts of history here in Rochefort….we played a bit of “tourist” in our own town. It was lovely.
... Nutella and smartie, 3 chocolate, Maple syrup, etc. I had the Nutella and smartie one, AND these crepes were probably the cheapest ones we’ve ever seen.
There was also a park along the river, the river splits into 2 in Saintes and one part turns into a little lake and the other part must keep going to Cognac…another city in this region that we would like to visit one day.
Hope you enjoy my ...