The walking!

I have become fascinated with the fact that the French are far more active than most Americans and I was determined to find the reason behind this situation before I came to France. My first theory was regarding french food which is far less processed than America’s. However, I’ve discovered since being in France that…

Mont Saint Michel!

Discovering the marvelous man made creation that is Mont Saint Michel was without a doubt my favorite part about our trip to Normandy. After my visit to the island of Mont Saint Michel, I did some research regarding the history of such an historic French landmark. The islands foundations were laid in 708 AD off…

Étretat

Étretat was my favorite place that we went to during these three weeks here. When we arrived there, my friends and I decided to eat at one of the many restaurants there. I had pasta with Camembert sauce and Camembert slices on top. It was sort of like fettuccine alfredo but way better! Once we…

Dinner in France

While in Bernay with French friends on two different weekends, I was surprised to learn how many lovely hours had passed between when the appetizers and wine had begun to be served and when dessert and coffee was offered. Typically, appetizers began around 6:00pm and we were clearing the table around 11:00pm! Friendships were deepened…

French vacation

Having posed the question to several French friends regarding how many weeks of vacation the French are allowed each year, the most common response was the same. Typically, if one has worked for an employer the required amount of time, French employees are given five weeks of paid vacation annually. In addition, my friend Djhad…

Cultural Faith

I was so welcomed with love and open arms at an Évangéliste Baptiste Church this morning in Caen.  It was the second Service in their new building. The melodies in the worship songs were familiar.  It didn’t matter whether I could understand any of the sermon or not there was a common bond & theme…

Joi Les Fleur et Musique

These pics really spoke to me as I am a Floal Designer & my favorite genre of music to play on the piano has always been boogie woogie, ragtime blues and jazz. Seeing this was like rolling my heart and lifetime love for France all up in one! It’s still so hard to believe I’m…