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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 ...
... it will be in August, then back to France.
The cool thing is, one of my wonderful colleagues’ (Lydia)
husband has been a carpenter rebuilding Hermione. How cool is that to be a part
of this history? Lydia, her husband Ambroise and their family will be flying to
Halifax where Ambroise will be part of the team sailing her back to France in
August….of course Lydia and their son will be flying back to France. How ...
... 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 ...
... have to meet at Poitiers 2 days a week for classes with all of the other new teachers.
So anyways, Caroline is from Bretagne, and crepes are the specialty there. She made us some yummy “salty crepes” so crepes, you’d eat for supper. We had ham, cheese and egg in ours. I would imagine you could add whatever you wanted though. Then she made us crepes for dessert as well. I must say I ate quite well that night! We watched a French movie, which ...