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... that I’ll be working with as they have quite a high level of English!
This week I’ll be working Monday and Tuesday at Surgeres and Thursday at Courcon. Nathalie, the teacher that "looks after me" in Surgeres has invited me to stay at her house every time that I have back to back days in Surgeres, which is super helpful….it’s pretty expensive taking the bus back and forth.
Once again, I’ll say it. I am ...
... 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 ...
... I think.
Hermione was re-built using Oak. They had to find the materials
and actually used the very center of 4000 Oak trees that were between 150-200
years old. They used the core of the trees as this wood is very good quality.
During my tour, I took pictures of panels that explained
things. There was always a little blurb in English at the bottom that I took a
picture of so you guys would be able to read about it. ...
... 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.
... my arrival back to the apartment, I received some birthday presents from my roommates, they sung me happy birthday and made some cupcakes for the occasion. It was great and very nice of them. I don’t think I could have a much better living arrangement. Thanks God for answering my prayers……….once again. I told my mom that He’s got my back for getting me a ride with my colleague from Paris to Rochefort.