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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 ...
... was a bit disappointing.
There is also the most important bottle making factory in all
of Europe situated in Cognac. Which had a population of 20 000 people in 2008,
I’m going to take a guess and say that it’d be about 21 or 22000 people by now.
Anyways, that’s a pretty small town to have the most important bottle factory
in…by the way, this factory produces more than 2 million bottles a day. A DAY!
Wowzers. Dana and I ...
... to work with them for the whole year. I am lucky though that I get to keep living in Rochefort so I am able to still see them from time to time.
Caroline and Pauline said that the next dinner we have, we’ll have to have Raclette at Pauline’s place. It’s so nice to be included in people’s lives here. It definitely makes me feel better about being away from home for a few more months. Also, with Lydia and her family and Caroline, I ...