Nanou is pawing at my leg, begging for attention. She had her first play date this morning with a well behaved puppy in my building. I was worried that being an only child and the only one in the litter two years ago, she would not do well (my bad for not socializing her when she was much younger). But all went well, and I promise a photo of the next play date.
French lessons are three steps forward and two steps back, as I inch forward in my goal. Oddly, I now find that when I am thinking, some French words and phrases come to mind before the English ones. Maybe the English brain cells are being replaced by the French? I find it hard to hear the French sounds accurately when the teacher speaks, so this week I ordered a portable CD player to play the class CDs as well as to cheque out children’s and adult books and French language CDs from my library. The head librarian laughed when I asked to be directed to the appropriate areas, asking in the children’s book section for the French equivalent of “See Spot Run.”
While I was at the library I picked up two books I had ordered: Eleanor of Acquitaine and the Four Kings by Amy Kelly, and A History of Women by Genevieve Fraisse and Michelle Perrot. You may ask, “Where is this heading?” The simple answer is research into a modern day book on Eleanor and Henri (older woman and younger man), and the changes in the lives of women in France after the French Revolution.
The week has been a busy one with editing my anthology piece (potential release date in August) and book 2 of my trilogy. In addition, I have been working with my brilliant behind-the-scenes web designer and all around close friend to update my website and evolve it and my social media into what is truly Zoe. I am not allowed at this time to share, but I can tell you it brings together my writing and the things I love and am passionate about. So much so, in fact, that I now have outlines for ten more books to write within the theme. The best is just beginning.
Bon Week.End from Me to You.
A bientot (my next to do is to get a bilingual English and French keypad for my iPad 😊)