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  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.
  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.

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April 17 2011 1 17 /04 /April /2011 05:00

001 Maison Pour Tous, OctevilleWhile waiting for class to start at Maison Pour Tous, I found myself enjoying the cherry blossoms along Avenue de Normandie.  It seemed no matter where I looked, I could find a little bit of Japan--the Shinto gate in Gâtinais park nearby evoked strong memories of my time there.  005 Help Japan, CherbourgThe pink petals were falling like snow and as I went to put away my camera, I saw the Japanese flag unintentionally represented along the wall of my school.003 Help Japan, Cherbourg  Coincidence ?  002 Maison Pour Tous, OctevilleDuring World War II, the Japanese people were encouraged by their government to believe that the souls of dead soldiers, especially those that drowned, were reincarnated in the cherry blossoms.  This seems rather apt in the current situation with so many dead from the recent earthquake and tsunami.  My heart goes out to the people of Japan.006 Cherry Blossoms, Cherbourg   Earthquake, tsunami.

This small country is hurting.

See what you can do.

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September 21 2009 2 21 /09 /September /2009 16:03
Today was my first day of French class.  The Maison Pour Tous Léo Lagrange is sort of like a community college / community center offering a variety of activities and coursework to the public.  My professor is Jocelyne Kernéis and there are supposed to be 12 students in the class.  Today there was just me, Peter and Katherine from England, Artur from Armenia, Jora and Leili from Azerbaijan and Ebaa and Basil from Iraq.  From what I understand there are some other people who are going to attend next week who come from Russia, Natalia and, two from Chechnya, Aslan and Marha.  It's quite a diverse group and I think I'm going to like them all very much.  The course is extemely basic but Madame Kernéis says that I will probably get moved up to the intermediate group in a few months.  We'll see.
Located in Les Provinces of Octeville, just above the Cherbourg train station, going to school gives me the opportunity to do a lot more bike riding up hills. 
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