Will you allow me to toot my own horn for a minute? I’ve been making some semi-serious strides in regards to my French skills. Being tutored twice a week in addition to completing les devoirs that my tutor gives me means I’m finding myself able to have longer conversations day to day before reverting to English. I’ve even had some compliments on my accent – from a market vendor and an antiques dealer (where I bought cloth napkins for the cliche French picnics I’ve been having).
Perhaps they were just indulging me but I’ll take it! Improving my French was one of my main goals for the trip so seeing progress is cause to celebrate.
Of course, learning a new skill means there’s plenty of room for mistakes and I’ve certainly had a few. Read Oui In France’s roundup of funny language errors including mine where I came across much more enthusiastic than I meant to!
On another note, right before leaving my friend Vanessa popped by my apartment for a little photo shoot. She’s started a new series on her blog where she visits some of her favourite dwellings of people she knows and lucky me was first up. Makes me miss my little place!