May 2019 In France, approximately every 6 weeks, the schoolchildren get a holiday of 2 weeks long. The often means, if you're a nanny like me, that you have 2 weeks of holiday, although not always paid. I fall into that “not working and not paid during holidays” category, which means I could either spend … Continue reading Two Weeks Spent at American Village “My Daily Camp”
Paris is known to be pricey, but behind all those high price tags you can find just as many affordable or cheap things. The same idea applies to finding french classes in Paris. There are some more expensive, “higher end” schools that maybe provide additional resources, smaller classes, and one-on-one tutoring, but you can find … Continue reading French Classes of Paris – Cheap or Free Edition
This one can be a little tricked to figure out than a coffee shop. I would say there is less consistency compared to a coffee shop. So maybe one night of the week is really good, but another one can be absolute merde. Or maybe next week a wild stag party will come in and … Continue reading Bars of Paris – Google Maps Edition
When you think of a Parisian Cafe what comes to mind? Les terraces? Aka the nice outdoor seating areas that allow prime real estate for people watching. The coffee and croissant combo while reading the daily newspaper? Yeah pretty cliche things, but when I think of this typical style Parisian cafe, I think of a … Continue reading Coffee Shops to See in Paris – Google Maps Edition
Whew so it's been a while since I've posted and quite a bit has happened since then. I won't get too caught up talking about how I haven't been posting, but I promise you I have a good reason. Let's start with Christmas: Christmas 2018 For Christmas I went home for almost a week. It … Continue reading Life in France Update – March 2019
As I create my custom french class, as outlined by the Fluent Forever method (have I mentioned this enough times yet?), I had to decide what vocabulary I would need to succeed living in France. While still in Ireland, I made a list of words and phrases related to my serving job for french. This … Continue reading French Vocabulary: Babysitter Language!
I've been in Paris for about 3 weeks now and I finally feel like I have fully settled in. I bought some furniture on Le Bon Coin, I started a babysitting job, and I've been more serious about studying French. Now that I have adjusted to my living space I want to spend more time … Continue reading My Paris To-Do List
Back home in Texas, I'm a huge fan of Craigslist. I love being able to buy used items which is essentially a win-win-win: win for me for getting an affordable item, win to the seller for getting money for their unwanted item, and win for the earth because well reusing an item instead of buying … Continue reading Le Bon Coin: The Craigslist of France