French

This morning I spent three hours in a group informational meeting, on the off chance I can become a substitute teacher here in the 64.  I introduced myself without too much of a problem.  I participated in a group discussion and brainstorming, and I listened to someone recount interesting stories and relay information about teaching,…

Safe – small thoughts

It’s cold again, but now I’m not so miserly with the heater (sorry previous winter visitors). Tonight B and I each had their own separate activities so Bry and I each got to play at being single parents of only children for the evening. Sliding my slippers on to make I a grilled ham and…

Roots and observations

Today in my Croix Rouge French class, I realized I was the person who had been there the longest.  There was me, Marion, Thibault, and Olga (all from the US, three of us from California) David, (a Brit) and Sandra (a South American).  It was fun to be learning in French, and then helping each…

Career Exploration 101

It was rainy and England spring when I went to an interview at EasyJet in Luton Airport last week.  I loved it.  There was a series of teamwork activities, observations, interviews, and some waiting and conversations with other candidates.  We, the finalists, numbered about twenty-five.  I ended up talking to several young women from around…

Here are two hearts

Hiking through the forest.  Starting in one country and entering another.  Borders are human constructs, nothing could be clearer.

Spring-a-ling-ling

One of those days. I went for a walk with my friend Martine. We wandered and found beauty.

Beauty

I am in love with spring.  Offshore, warm wind, all the windows open, everyone is happy. After being gifted a washing machine by the landlord’s daughter, a rearranging of the kitchen was in order.  This quickly spread to the salon.  Now we like it much better, cooking is easier and everything seems to have found…