Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bonjour mes amis

Me in the right corner walking along the Montmartre cobblestones

When I was in high school, I learned French for the first two years and really enjoyed this class.
With the help of a wonderful teacher, Miss Leeming, {merci}
Tonight my DH and I are going back to night school for some more French lessons, so the next time we travel, will hopefully be able to converse a little better.

Excited to be learning French again, albeit a little nervous, but will be good to challenge myself.
May need a little ... bonne chance! 

{Update... Thanks for all your kind comments.
We had a great first lesson, there were 8 of us, wanting to learn  and get more  fluent with the  French language. 
Madame Brigitte, who used to live in France, is a great teacher and it felt like we were back at school again. We all had a lot of fun and laughs and  I look forward to another lesson next week.
Au revoir} 

Keeping all those affected by hurricane Sandy, in my thoughts and prayers.
Stay safe.

I wish you all a wonderful week



  1. How wonderful! I took French through high school and college and would love to take a course at this stage. Enjoy it, Carolyn! And thank you for the well wishes with Sandy. It's really bearing down on us now. Luckily I still have power but the light are flickering and the hot water is out. We'll make it through. xoxo

  2. Hi Dawn,

    Stay safe and hope that you continue to have power and I will be thinking of you.


  3. Dearest Carolyn,

    Great idea for taking French classes together. That makes any country's visit so much more enjoyable! You would love to read the French Linternaute: http://www.linternaute.com/
    That helps quite a lot.
    Hugs to you and for us in the southeast, the wind has calmed down. No problems here.

  4. Dearest Carolyn,
    Oh, learning second language is fun and also requires motivation and patience, isn't it☆☆☆ I DO admire your efforts, my friend(^_^)v
    Lovely picture of the street! Haha, please show yourself to us p;)

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to friend in New Zealand, xoxo Miyako*

  5. Good for you Carolyn! I WISH I would have taken French in school (rather than Spanish). My daughter studied French in high school and college and she is able to converse {albeit} slowly. It's a beautiful language and for those of us that enjoy traveling to France.. it's necessary!!


  6. What a co incidence! I too had taken French as my third subject in college!! Though I have now forgotten but I still do remember the salutations very well :)
    It is so exciting to be taking the lessons again, it will surely help you when you travel to France :)
    Have a wonderful week Carolyn :)

  7. I took French in high school too...but unfortunately I remember very little. I know you will do tres bien :-) Bonne nuit mon amie.


  8. Dear Carolyn,
    What a beautiful photo.. How wonderful you are taking up French lessons.. I know only a few words, with the help of dear Anita, teee.
    I think it is such a beautiful language, don't you?
    I too, am keeping all those affected by this storm in my prayers..
    Love and blessings,

  9. MOTH is the French speaker here Carolyn - yes hard to believe aye! Only because as a 16yo at High School he was mad for his young, gorgeous French teacher. At 64 his French langauge skills are still good, however his Maths & Chemistry skills are abysmal.
    Millie xx

  10. Dear Carolyn,
    oh, I learned french too in school, but I forgot so much ....should do some lessons too again ;O)

    I also send all my thoughts and prayers to the people, who have to persist against Sandy....

    Have a good week, my dear friend,
    love and hugs,

  11. Macarons !!!...love them......i hope everyone will be safe....love from me...xxx..

  12. Yes ,dear Carolyn- I also almost forgot what I learned in school!
    so wonderful for you to brighten it up again,for your next travel to the beautiful France.
    I,too am sending warm thoughts and prayers to everyone on the East Coast.

  13. Bravo hope that you and Martin are enjoying being back at school.

    Amicalement, Leeann x

  14. Oh, tu vas réussir ma chère amie! Étudies bien!!!

    HOw exciting for you that you will relearn your French! YOU CAN DO IT. I became a successful and fluent TEACHER OF FRENCH by only starting to learn it at the age of 34. YOU CAN DO IT.

    Hugs, Anita

  15. Ooooh La La how exciting.
    Much love and many blessings
    Love Jeanne thanks for your visits and kind words.
    Love Jeanne

  16. It's such a great language, enjoy your lessons!
    The macarons are so yummie.
    Greetz, Renny

  17. I still have my French dictionary. I too took French when I was in school in Portugal, eight years of it . . . sadly I don't remember much. Took Latin too!!

    Bonjour mon ami!!


  18. How lovely, darling!
    Thanks for the well wishes :)


  19. Ooh, have fun. I was hopeless at languages at school, but a smattering of French has stayed with me, and far less usefully, Latin! I often wonder if I'd enjoy a French conversation class. Do let us know how you get on won't you :D

  20. Hello Carolyn;

    French is pretty tough to study, but definitely useful!
    I'm sure you'll enjoy to spech French! :D



  21. Enjoy learning French and eating those macaroons too :)

  22. Bonjour Carolyn
    What a wonderful idea! Your pictures are very nice. I wish you all the best.... all the best for you and the French lessons ;o)
    Have a good week, dear Carolyn.
    Bisous Yvonne

  23. Hope you had an enjoyable time at your French classes. I like the way you were practising on us before you went.
    Sarah x

  24. Oh Carolyn, It is wonderful that you are going back to French language classes. You and your hubby are going to have lots of fun.
    I studied French in elementary school from 3rd grade to 6th. Since I did not use it, I have forgotten most.
    Have fun.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  25. Hi Carolyn. Love learning French. Everything sounds so much in French, I wonder why. Maybe the french think our language is divine? Much luck in your endeavors! xo Pam

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  27. I studied French too but when I try to speak French I think in english so it's very confusing!!!!!!!

  28. C'est magnifique que vous etudez le francais! Un langue beau!

  29. Hi Carolyn! I also love the French language, I love France and I love making trip in this wonderful Country
    (but you know this!)

  30. I also read french at school, but since i talk it so seldom i have forgotten much. Fun for you to learn again.

  31. Dear Carlolyne, so lovely you get back to school for french lessons! I spoke french really good once, but now, it is "rusty" - i need lessons too!

  32. Dear Carolyn,
    this is a very great thing that you learn French again.
    I'll wish you every success!

  33. Here I'm, your teacher of Italian!!!!You should learn it!!

  34. Dear Carolyn, I have always wanted to learn French, but in my school there isn't this language right now [I mean this term]. Your blog is fantastic.
    Wanna follow and like by facebook each?

  35. Happy Halloween to you and your family! Thanks for stopping by with your wonderful comment!


  36. Best regards my dear friend...



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