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  • Art and Pancakes, both NouveauWhile I'm fairly stoked about this pancake project at the school, my project manager side needs to have the details nailed down quite a bit more. Therefore, I devoted Saturday morning to calculating the amounts, determining what equipment Myriam has Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Oct 6, 2016
  • Calais & DunkirkAll donations come here, to the Calais warehouse. Before going to the jungle everything must be sorted ready for distribution. This is a huge job with many daily undertakings and the place runs entirely on volunteers. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.c Posted by TeamZecca in Funemployed World Tour | Oct 5, 2016
  • From the sublime to the ridiculousAn uneventful train ride to Paris saw me arrive in Montparnasse mid afternoon on Sunday. Having spent three weeks here when I visited two years ago, it felt good to be home. That sense of familiarity was like lolling on Posted by apostrophewoman in Oh My Giddy Aunt | Oct 4, 2016
  • Je t'apprends, tu m'apprendsSome weeks ago, Myriam asked whether I could prepare a presentation on Canada (in English) for the students in her class. I was eager to participate in her classroom as it would be interesting to see what school in French Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Oct 2, 2016
  • Accept Every Opportunity that Presents ItselfYou know how sometimes when you're waiting for the bus or when you've paused for a few minutes somewhere, there can be a person who approaches you and strikes up a conversation? But, somehow, things feel just a bit off, Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Oct 2, 2016
  • Cannes and St. TropezIt was well into the afternoon when we arrived at our first stop of the day, Biot. This small commune is famous for glassblowing, and we stopped at one of the larger studios so the kids could see the process. Posted by zzlangerhans in Babies in backpacks | Oct 2, 2016
  • There be pirates! I arrived in France via a flight to Dinard from Nottingham. Queuing up for the security check I spotted this "bride" and his attendants. Seeing him again later, they had clearly requested he remove his hoop! [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/694438/9 Posted by apostrophewoman in Oh My Giddy Aunt | Oct 1, 2016
  • And The Wheels on the Bus... go round and roundHi folks... sorry for the delay but we have spent a few days moving on every day, and with that and sight seeing no time to write to you. OK so we moved from Locronan to a really nice aire Posted by Jansie in Here We Go Again | Oct 1, 2016
  • Rain and Beautiful Weather..We moved a whole 13 km today.. to a small aire at Cabaret Sur Mer. Its on top of a hill with a stone circle adjacent to it.. Graham spent an hour or so washing the top of the van..as Posted by Jansie in Here We Go Again | Sep 29, 2016
  • What a SurpriseI nervously waited in the corridor, waiting for the university classroom to be unlocked, seeing other students approach the door and loiter nearby. They were all younger than me -- many considerably younger -- and of various visible minorities. Save Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 28, 2016
  • Visiting Ben's CastleOn Sunday, Myriam took a rare day off and the two of us went on a sojourn to the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, an aptly-named medieval castle in the Vosges mountains. As it was a couple of hours away, we left Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 28, 2016
  • Duck and CoverWaking late as I spoke for several hours with my (Canadian) family the previous night, I slowly made my way down to the kitchen for breakfast. There, I found Myriam in the midst of some obviously serious cooking. There was Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 26, 2016
  • Bad Weather and Vet billsYesterday and our arrival in Landada was greeted by hot sunshine but today is chilly drizzle. I have even got out the long trousers and jumper!!! Not that we have not had our fair share of warm weather but just Posted by Jansie in Here We Go Again | Sep 26, 2016
  • Going Back to UniversityOn Thursday, I determined the best way to access the University of Lorraine by bus and foot and made my way to the centre of Nancy. I had an appointment scheduled to discuss possible French classes with someone from the Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 25, 2016
  • Nice and MonacoI had visited the famous perfumeries of Grasse as a child with my parents, and I thought it might be a fun stop for Mei Ling and Cleo. I had vague memories of seeing the actual process of manufacturing perfumes, Posted by zzlangerhans in Babies in backpacks | Sep 24, 2016
  • Sierra Leone Up CloseThis morning, Myriam had finally succeeded in arranging for a 'femme de ménage' to arrive, through a local agency. However, as she was going to be away at school that morning, she asked if I would orientate the woman when Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 24, 2016
  • Promenade des Anglais===Promenade des Anglais === The Promenade runs for many kilometers along the Baie des Anges and connects the beach to the city. It is the place to stroll and enjoy the warm autumn afternoon sun. You can sit and stare out Posted by tedvanrossum in Ted's Big Adventure | Sep 22, 2016
  • Sea LifeThis morning, I returned to the English school to try to register for the brief 6 hr course they were offering but for some reason, they wouldn't let me register. I understood that perhaps it was just meant to be Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 22, 2016
  • Loving this 'Alternative Lifestyle'esterday and our arrival in Landada was greeted by hot sunshine but today is chilly drizzle. I have even got out the long trousers and jumper!!! Not that we have not had our fair share of warm weather but just Posted by Jansie in Here We Go Again | Sep 22, 2016
  • Ahh Beautiful Nice ! ===Beautiful Nice=== How would I describe Nice? I think of her as bright, elegant and beautiful... Her architecture is colourful, and tastefully decorated, as you can see here walking down the Avenue Jean Médecin... and I would describe her as being Posted by tedvanrossum in Ted's Big Adventure | Sep 22, 2016
  • Aix-en-Provence and the Haut-VarAfter the usual frantic offloading of bags at the Airbnb in Aix, we parked in a garage and set out to find dinner. Since I still had no cellular data, I selected a promising restaurant from Lonely Planet and set Posted by zzlangerhans in Babies in backpacks | Sep 21, 2016
  • Driving in Southern France: The 3 P's===Driving in Southern France: The 3 P's=== My faithful steed "Juke Nisan" and I have parts ways in Nice. She was a good travel companion; we only had a few minor differences of opinion, mostly on what gear to shift into... Posted by tedvanrossum in Ted's Big Adventure | Sep 21, 2016
  • Plants GaloreWhen I first discussed the crazy idea of coming here with Myriam, we talked about how I might tak some French courses while here. She spoke to a professor at the university and assured me I could sign up for Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 21, 2016
  • The Chateau was OverwhelmingGiven the success of yesterday, we thought it would be a good idea to go out again and see another site. We settled on a visit to the nearby Château de Lunéville. (Ben laughed at the name, appropriately enough. Personally, Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 20, 2016
  • Lorraine History RelivedEach year, there's an event in France called Journées Européennes du Patrimoine. For two years, over 16 000 sites, both public and private, are open free to the public for visiting. While many of them are museums, galleries and historical Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 20, 2016
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