Belleville Park is blooming and it's beautiful!I recently registered to take the B2 DELF exam, which tests French language skills. It's good motivation to keep me studying and improving my French while I'm here. I'm preparing for the exam with the TV5Monde online exercises. For anyone else learning French, I recommend the apps "Babbel" and "7 Petits Mots" for vocabulary, and the podcasts "Coffee Break French", "Daily French Pod", and "RFI Journal en francais facile" for listening/comprehension.
I went to a vide-grenier ("empty attic") sale this week in Belleville. It's the Parisian version of a garage sale, but rather than one home's garage, it's an entire neighborhood participating in an arranged market day, with booths for everyone who signed up. It was incredible! The stuff you see in American garage sales (old ski boots, vinyl discs, books, clothes) plus CRAZY antiques. I got a copy of Le Perfum and a hat for 4 euros total. My friend found a working record player for 35 euros, and this BEAUTIFUL glass and metal inkwell/pen holder the likes of which I've never seen for 10 euros. Highly recommended for a Saturday morning activity if you visit France in a warm month. You can locate a sale on this site. (I just looked up Paris today out of curiosity and there are 14 sales listed. Wow.)
Fun with braids!
BEAUTIFUL ukulele gift from the bf! Aaaaaaagh I love it! Look at that googley-eyed dolphin bridge!