Les Jardins de l'Anjou
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A variety of activities had been planned for this day, the day of my birthday. Breakfast consisted of baguettes with home made jams, and coffee. After which, we gathered supplies for the day of bike riding ahead of us. The plan was to rent a bike each and cycle along a section of the 800km path that runs through the Loire valley. Having François to communicate with people in French made the whole process so very simple and fast, it was great. Once ...
... how sitting in a theatre wearing 3D glasses on very comfortable chairs that move - not a lot - but enough so that it gives the impression of going up and down a roller coaster. Again, think Star Tours simulator at Disneyland. My stomach got left behind on quite a few occasions! It's really weird because I know it's not real and it's just a film, but my mind was telling me something else completely. Really good fun!
All in all, a really ...
... views of the city were spectacular! Fortunately, it was a beautiful day too and what made my day was seeing a little family of ducklings with their parents in the gardens of the cathedral. So cute!
We also visited the Palace of Versailles. Now, it is fair to say that the Palace doesn't do much for me - too much gold and a bit over the top for my liking. I prefer Hampton Court in London - yes, I know, no-one is surprised by that. But we did ...
... of the service was in French - I was pleased that I could understand 90% of it - my time in France has not been wasted! Both National Anthems were played - well done to the Hutchins and Collegiate choirs for singing it in French! It was also wonderful to hear our anthem being sung with gusto by everyone at the ground. For the first time in a few months, I felt a little homesick for all things Australian!
I was totally amazed at the ...
... The first couple of paragraphs were pretty easy - same tenses, same words, spoken by the same person.... I was sure she would not use that bit because it was easy! Anyway, we head into the exam - yep, you guessed it - the teacher had chosen the first few paragraphs - and the rest, as they say, is history!
It took Sally and I 10 minutes to write out the translation. We both turned the page at the same time and finished at the same ...
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