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What a whirlwind of the last few days. We flew to England and landed at Luton airport. A bus and two trains later we made it to London. It was a privilege to be welcomed by the Haggis family so warmly to see their loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother Vi off to her final resting place. It was warming to see this loving family even under these sad circumstances and listen to the beautiful stories. ...
... 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 ...
This building, called la Corderie Royale, is where all of the ropes were made for different boats and ships, like Hermione. It is 374 meters long and the longest building in Europe. They had to make ropes close to 200 meters long and this explains the length of the Corderie Royale, because of the way the ropes were traditionally made in the past. The building was partially destroyed in a fire in 1944 during a bombing raid by the Germans. Later in ...
... 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 ...
... Hotel de
Ville”, which is set in a big garden in the middle of the city. What else did
we see…a church of course. Which was actually different from most other
churches we had been in, this one had the normal row of seats leading up to
where the Priest stands, then on the left and right side of where the Priest
is, there was another little section for people to sit. It was very big, AND
the walls were not only the typical brick we see ...