“Good morning”…??

10 Oct

Yesterday I was walking Henry to school and we walk by another ‘Primary School’ on our way.  This being said, there are a lot of children in our area which is great.  On a typical morning I pass by some 15-20 people who are too dropping their kiddos off at school.  The usual greeting to one another is “Bonjour”…or good morning (good day).  I did the usual greeting and out of the blue so many people responded with the “good morning” greeting.  I was in awe.

It’s amazing since living here that you really start to pick out the people who speak english.  The majority of people in the small village we are temporarily living speak French with little English.  So when someone responds to you in english, you immediately want to start up a conversation and find out where they are from and what brought them here.

Yesterday was just a crazy day because when I took the boys to the park, all the mothers there were speaking english to one another.  I was so happy to actually find someone to talk with.  Two of the mothers were from Italy, one was from Canada  and the fourth from Slovakia.  It was really nice to be at the park and chat while our kids played with each other – go figure H and T were the only boys 🙂

Speaking of the French language – yesterday I started my private French lessons with my tutor Frederic.  The hubby’s a little weirded out (not sure if that’s an actual word) that a french man is coming over to our place to give me lessons, but I reassure you he is very business like and seems to be a really nice guy.  I will be doing 2 days a week for 2 hours each for like 20 some weeks – I’ll keep you updated on my progress! Along with lessons, I’m also doing the Rosetta Stone…in my free time 😉

Bonsoir…or good night for now.  Stay tuned for more stories – like the one where I gave little Henry a haircut to avoid trying out a Swiss salon…and it actually looks nice 🙂

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Thomas’ favorite place to play…under the stairs!!

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My handsome little devil 😉

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