A Taste of Garlic

Arriving Soon… The New Wave (Part 5 – The Dog Ate my Homework Brigade!)

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Some people cut things fine, don’t they?

They hear the school bell ringing and..

Then they get out of bed!

Still, better late than never?

That’s my motto, anyway.

So, I’d like to introduce another bunch of future Assistants or Students in France!




general  Arriving Soon... The New Wave (Part 5   The Dog Ate my Homework Brigade!)   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceFirmly in the Goodness, can we squeeze them all into Brittany? category…

Or what Mrs A Taste of Garlic would call the Goodness, what is this going to do to property Values? category (Mrs A Taste of Garlic didn’t use the word Goodness, by the way but I understand that some of you may not understand some of the coarse rural patois that we use up here in slightly backward Brittany and, have thus, felt the need to edit.)

Is…

Aliinfrance who blogs at génial and says of herself….

“I’m 22 years old and a recent grad of Susquehanna University where I majored in French and International Studies. I’m about to embark on an exciting adventure – living in France for seven months as an English Teaching Assistant!”

Aliinfrance is going to be based in Guingamp which is best know (at least to us locals) as the Wolf capital of France with more wild wolves than anywhere this side of Transylvania!

And not a lot of people know that!

Aliinfrance, you’ll be alright as long as you listen to the locals (there are certain times of the month when it is inadvisable to go for long walks on your own) and, if you do come across a pack of wild, slavering, starving wolves…

Whatever you do…

Don’t run!

Aliinfrance, welcome to France, don’t worry too much about the wildlife and…

Have a great time!

general  Arriving Soon... The New Wave (Part 5   The Dog Ate my Homework Brigade!)   because we all love reading blogs about life in France Sokolouski, on the other hand, is moving to Saint-Brieuc which, thankfully doesn’t have much of a wolf problem although, during the winter months, wild bears (the small Breton type) have been known to invade the town in search of something warm and bloody to eat!

Sokolouski is blogging about his adventures at From St. Olaf to Saint-Brieuc and says that he is… “trading out cold weather beanies for fashion-forward berets, and bracing myself for an abundance of cheese and wine”

Sokolouski…

I don’t know if I should mention this but…

Brittany is possibly quite as cold as Minnesota (I’ll have to ask that other Minnesota Minx who lived in Brittany Yonks Ago what she thinks?)

And the winters can be bitter…

That’s when the wild bears (they’re only small ones, really) come into town foraging…

Welcome to France Sokolouski (although, as a resident I can certainly attest that Brittany isn’t really France – it’s a bit like France was 50 years ago; but with lots of bears and wolves, of course!)

Please write all of your adventures in your blog…

I promise you there will be… “a boulangerie nearby with fresh baguettes, coastal views, and people to speak French with”

Enjoy!

general  Arriving Soon... The New Wave (Part 5   The Dog Ate my Homework Brigade!)   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceAnd I do rather think that Kate is being brave coming to live in Lille…

Which, as far as I know, doesn’t suffer from the sort of wild animal problems we have in Brittany but…

Can be a dangerous place, if you ride a scooter, anyway?

Still, I expect that Kate will tell us all about her adventures in her blog which can be found at Entre Lille et Londres.

Kate, welcome to France…

Watch out for the roundabouts and…

Have a great time!

general  Arriving Soon... The New Wave (Part 5   The Dog Ate my Homework Brigade!)   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceSarah seems to be avoiding both the wildlife problems and the Mad Expat Drivers of Lille by splitting her time between Paris and Provence whilst she’s doing studenty stuff.

She’s writing about it at her blog called… Droit devant soi on ne peut pas aller bien loin.

And she’s got off to a great start!

She’s already visited Normandy and Brittany and she’s only been here for three weeks!

Sarah – a great start – keep it up!

Welcome to France and, if you get a chance, when you’re down in Aix-en-Provence..

Could you pop in and see…

If Delana has defrosted her freezer compartment yet!

general  Arriving Soon... The New Wave (Part 5   The Dog Ate my Homework Brigade!)   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceAnd sharing a room with Sarah is Becca who is blogging about her experiences at Je vis en France

Strangely enough, Becca’s experiences are rather similar to Sarah’s?

But then, they are on the same course!

Becca – have a great time whilst you’re over here…

Tell us all about it and…

Remind Sarah to check on Delana’s freezer compartment when you get down that way!

All the best

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2 Comments

  • By Sokolouski, September 16, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

    Just thought I should mention that I’m actually a he… a homosexual he, but a he nonetheless.

    And not to contradict you before I’ve actually experienced it myself, but I have a hard time believing winter in Brittany could be anything like winter in Minnesota. Trust me. Winter here is a torturous hell that lasts from October til May, where snow falls in sheets, and the temperature is constantly below zero (whether you measure in Celsius or Fahrenheit). I’ll let you know what I think in due time.

    Thanks for the words of encouragement, though, as well as the traffic directed towards my blog! :)

  • By Keith Eckstein, September 16, 2011 @ 4:54 pm

    Hi Sokolouski

    Whoops – sorry for that!

    And it’s not the first time I’ve got a blogger’s gender mixed up!

    But, basically, most people are more interested in the blogs – which is how it should be.

    Everything is degrees Celsius over here (or lack of degrees Celsius in Brittany!)

    All the best

    Keith

    P.S. Do you have a wild bear problem in Minnesota?

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