Friday, 11 March 2011


Peacocks a la parc!
This year I feel like I am missing out on Spring coming to life as I live in such an urban area. I miss home and the countryside and seeing all the flowers coming out and the blossom on the trees. However, yesterday, Betsy and I took the children to the park, and at the park they have a little zoo, and there was a lamb!! In the middle of a city-centre park, a little lamb had been born. Flowers are also springing up all over the park, and it reminded me that Spring still happens in the city!


The children have been so great the last couple of days that I let them have a little treat...
Barbe a Papa - or Candyfloss!

 Wednesday and Thursday with the children went a lot better than expected and I have enjoyed spending some proper time with them, as opposed to trying to get them ready for school/bed etc. They are at the activity centre again this morning, but I am picking them up to bring them home for lunch. It's very nice to have a couple of hours to myself this morning. I am super-tired! 
It was great to get out of the house yesterday and spend some time with Betsy at the park. She is still on holiday from uni and is going travelling a bit round Europe on the train next week with some friends from America. I am rather envious! Being here in Nancy, I am not only experiencing French culture, but American too. We have discovered that, although we speak the same language there are a lot of cultural differences and I am looking forward to visiting Betsy in Wisconsin at some point!
One example: American people find it hilarious when you say 'loo' instead of 'bathroom'. When I first said it, they didn't know what I was talking about!

Anyway, I don't have much else to say this morning, not a lot has happened. I am looking forward to going to 'Colonie' with the family this weekend, I will let you know how it goes!Love to you all xxx

Dressing up for Mardi Gras!

1 comment:

  1. hi! thanks for following my blog! and i'm so happy to have found yours now! you sound like you are doing pretty much the exact thing as me! I started working as an au pair in France 2 years ago....and i'm STILL and au pair now. Ha. just not in France anymore and with a different family!
    Looks like you're having a great time so far...i'm looking foward to following along on your adventures :)