VOYAGE FRANCE week 3
Nice view from the top! Cows jingling their bells by a drinking pond, sprawling landscape, snow-capped Alps in the distance.
I had my first difficult night watching my kids, and it all started with telling a 12-year-old he could NOT play his new video game (Grand Theft Auto 5). (-_-) My two kids had two friends over, and while the girls were getting into trouble upstairs, the boys were locking themselves in the TV room with the video game downstairs. I had to watch both groups while making dinner and cleaning up after. It was overwhelming. I will say, though, that I'm very thankful that in 3 weeks I only JUST had my first difficult night, and it was an abnormal situation.
In happy news, I met another au pair (let's call her "A"?) who lives next door to the one I met last week ("C"). I really like them both, and they were super welcoming to me. We had a night in and a night out this week and they were both fantastic. We bonded more than you would imagine over missing Mexican food, and are laying plans to recreate it as best we can between the three of us! And there's a good chance we'll be in the same French class (starting tomorrow!!).
Annecy nightlife gets my prance of approval.
Here's a sign at the entrance to the forest near Seyssel:
My host mom made a good point that since there are so many tourists in France who don't speak French, comics are a great communication tool. If the words don't make sense, the images alone might. And here's a full page in this week's Elle magazine for Penelope Bagieu and Joann Sfar's new BD, Stars of the Stars:
I was proud to introduce my host family to Lorde's Royals this week! It started playing on the radio a few days later.
MEANWHILE IN PORTLAND: Rose City Comic Con was this weekend! Check out this aaaaaawesome It Girl cosplay by Ellie, with author Jamie S. Rich: