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... and they gave it to me at the end of the class. Without me even knowing it! Sneaky little kids. Then in the second class of sixièmes, the teacher, Lydia, brought candy to have at the end of class and I guess they organized beforehand that everybody bring a little bag of candy to share and one girl baked muffins. This class had also sung me a song, by the Beatles. Here are the lyrics. It was the cutest thing and I think I will really remember this ...
... 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 was all the way back to last weekend now when Hector,
Dana and I went to see the Frigate “Hermione” that was used by the French and
more specifically ordered by a wealthy man named La Fayette to be built and was
used in 1780 to help the Americans win their independence.
L’Hermione was built in Rochefort (where I’m living!) in
1779. It took 11 months for them to build. After she sailed to Boston to ...
... one was the also very famous Galette des Rois, which is eaten with friends come the first Sunday after January 1. There is always a little king figurine in the cake and whoever eats the cake piece with the figurine gets to wear the crown that also comes with the cake. NEXT choice was frangipane, which is a flaky pastry type cake with an almond filling, which is quite yummy, so I chose that. I also got a piece with a little heart in it that said I love St. ...
... but we had a good time none the less and we all quite enjoyed Saintes.
Saintes is a city with (about) the same population as Rochefort, but it seemed much more busy and the downtown was also bigger with more stores, a bigger variety of stores and even an "old city" part….which is missing from Rochefort, that is usually found in most French cities I have noticed. Saintes was just simply, prettier, than ...