Thursday, September 29, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
JD is attending a 2 week cheese course near Lyon taught by the Academy Opus Caseus.:
Essential Foundations for Cheese Profesionals September 12-16, 2016
Affinage: the Art and Science of Maturing Cheese September 19-23, 2016
For detailed coverage see JD's cheese blog:
Friday, September 09, 2016
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Thursday, September 01, 2016
back to school !
Back to school September 1st. France goes back on Sept 1st no matter what week day it falls on.
Alex is in class CM2 (5th grade) and Vincent is in Grande Section (kindergarten). Everyone was very excited to go back to school. Vincent's classroom is on the top floor facing the courtyard and he has a male teacher this year. This is the last year their school will be next to each other as Alex will go off to middle school (college they call it in France) for 2017-2018.
Vincent waking up, then Alex's school.
Alex told us he had a great first day, he had a desk near the window and could see outside and hear the birds. He said his teacher was very nice.
There are several children in Vincent's class from last year, and a few from two years ago - Xavier, Joseph, Violette, Margot, Martin, Sandro, Houleye, Marvin. Plus Vincent knows children in the other classes so that's nice.
More pictures from JD's camera
Walking to school, gathering in the courtyard (that's Alex's teacher from last year Madame Amalric who is giving him a kiss), and Vincent's classroom
There were haircuts before: