Bringing an Infant or Child to a Restaurant in France is Unusual


Sunday was another beautiful day and we decided to end it by going out for a nice dinner in Bayeux. There was a restaurant that we  passed by earlier in the week that we knew we would have to try out called Lion d'Or. After having a wonderful 3-course dinner, I looked around and realized that there were no children. Yes, it was a bit fancy but it was the only restaurant at this … [Read more...]

Strikes Today in Education will Close Schools Throughout France


Public and private sectors of education are uniting today in a strike against the “degradation” of schools. The unions are striking against the draft for the 2012 budget that will eliminate 14,000 positions nationally. This means from 2007 to 2012, there will be a combined total of 80,000 positions eliminated.It is estimated that 20.5% to 54% of primary school teachers will … [Read more...]

Small Village of Lantheuil in Lower Normandy, France – Photo Tour


It as a beautiful day for a walk through Lantheuil, so I grabbed my camera and finally photographed my new neighborhood. After living in Normandy for almost 4 months, I have learned that when a gorgeous day comes along you better take advantage of it fast!As of 2008, there were only 664 people living within this village of 1.71 square miles. It is one of those places where … [Read more...]

Free French Word of the Day Emails


Words are advanced beginner to intermediate level, so you will not learn how to count to 10 or say “bonjour.”In each email, you will receive the following to help you commit the word to memory:Definition in English Audio pronunciation by a French native speaker Two sentences using the word or phrase with translation Photograph taken by me in FranceA new word … [Read more...]

Our Second/Third Cours de Préparation Pour Naissance with a Sage-Femme


This was technically our second time going to the cours de preparation, but it is the third class in the series. We missed our first class due to a misunderstanding of location.The first class we went to made me feel comfortable and positive about what is in store for us on the big day, yet this recent class did quite the opposite! Now I am more nervous and anxious than … [Read more...]