Yesterday I purchased my French textbooks. I originally wrote a rant about my previous French class (in Virginia) but I’ll just say that I look forward to THIS class here in Washington. My last class only included one book, I was surprised to see all the others. I am also taking a ”World Civilizations” course. This era is from French Revolution to modern times. My semester start tomorrow so I can’t wait.

Yesterday I purchased my French textbooks. I originally wrote a rant about my previous French class (in Virginia) but I’ll just say that I look forward to THIS class here in Washington. My last class only included one book, I was surprised to see all the others. I am also taking a ”World Civilizations” course. This era is from French Revolution to modern times. My semester start tomorrow so I can’t wait.

My Alliance de Française class has ended. My last day was this past Friday. For the last day of class we had a celebration. I enjoyed the more social aspects to this class, not so much the actual work. I don’t know what it was but I didn’t really enjoy the assignments, perhaps I am slightly more advanced than this intro class was intended for. I did have a great teacher though, her methods really stuck in my head and I do feel like I’ve learned a bit more than before I attended.

I do not enjoy the feeling that now I am back into the English speaking world. This class was 3 hours once a week and I enjoyed experiencing French culture during the classes. Some students even paid more to have extra private sessions, I found that a bit extreme though. For our last class we had a meal that included bread, macarons and wine. This was my first time trying wine so it has definitely been a memorable experience at the AF.

I hope to begin classes at my college in a few more weeks. I am not sure how it will go, the class is at 7am and I am not a morning person. I also found out that enrollment for French is not doing so well. Some students in our French club has informed me that a few higher up courses (French II or French III) may be cancelled this semester for those attempting to pursue it. As of 2 weeks ago, I was told that the enrollment was 11 students and the required minimum was 15. I hope this does not happen as I also approach the more advanced lessons.

simplementfrancaises:

…Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix, by Antonio Canova (1805-to-1808)… it was commissioned by Pauline Bonaparte’s husband Camillo Borghese and executed in Rome from 1805 to 1808, after the subject’s marriage into the Borghese family. It then moved to Camillo’s house in Turin, then to Genoa, only arriving in its present home (the Galleria Borghese in Rome) around 1838…

simplementfrancaises:

…Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix, by Antonio Canova (1805-to-1808)… it was commissioned by Pauline Bonaparte’s husband Camillo Borghese and executed in Rome from 1805 to 1808, after the subject’s marriage into the Borghese family. It then moved to Camillo’s house in Turin, then to Genoa, only arriving in its present home (the Galleria Borghese in Rome) around 1838…

After all of these parties, I am finally recovered I think. I really enjoyed my French Club’s celebrations. Recently, I attended a “movie night” and a small continuation of it. The film was La Vie en Rose which was great acting but a very sad story. There has been a lot of food which I’m really starting to enjoy especially the bread an cheese aspect.

duchessofc:

"Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain’s sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. It has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. In measurements, the building is 108 metres long across the front, 120 metres deep (including the central quadrangle) and 24 metres high.

The Palace is very much a working building and the centrepiece of Britain’s constitutional monarchy. It houses the offices of those who support the day-to-day activities and duties of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh and their immediate family. The Palace is also the venue for great Royal ceremonies, State Visits and Investitures, all of which are organised by the Royal Household.” ()

(via ronniebfr)