Salut tout le monde!!! (or Hi everybody, I should say!)
Maybe, you have already guess, dear Readers, from where I come from? I am French, I am a 24 year old girl, and I have the opportunity this month to be the student blogger.
I wish I've could have sent this first letter yesterday, but it was completely impossible. And I'm going to explain this delay already!
This week-end is special in France. For a lot of countries of Christian history, November 1st is reserved to think to lost souls. Now, thanks to Halloween, it's a great day for children to have the opportunity to eat as much candies as they can eat. In France, this day is one of the many days-off that exists in our annual calendar. So, all the people living in big cities left it. And, as I'm living in Paris, I did as everybody, and went in Bretagne, a well-known region in France for its beauty, but also, for its weather, which is a bit rainy. But, it really doesn't matter as November 1st, from Lille to Marseille, is in general rainy, frizzy and grey. And this year, the tradition has not changed. Well, in short, it seems that everything is reunified to make this day a particularly sad and desperate one. To top it all, all the shops are closed as it is a day-off.
So, the only solution to find something to do is Internet, and especially for me, to write my blog. But, the problem was that, in my fiancé's family house in Bretagne, Internet has been exceptionnally cut off. You can imagine my disappointment.Just think for a person who is used to be connected many hours a day, the situation was just catastrophic. However, still have a glummer of hope: maybe, an Internet café is be open in the city center? The situation had just get worse, when I realised that every shops are closed as it is a day-off.
I can say that fighting "destiny" was useless. This was not the day to post my first blog. So, I'm happy now to told you that I have found finally a connexion, after asking all the neighbourhood of my fiancé's family. Finally, in other way, it allows me to have communication with others, as in this blog.
I'm trying during this month to share with you some special time and make french cultur and habits more understandable for everyone. I hope I will open for a large number of you a window on my country as I really liked it.
Thanks a lot for your attention and to the BBC to give me the opportunity to write on this blog. And also, thanks to my teacher who will have a lot of work with me. To everyone, I will really enjoy to answer to any of your question.
See you soon.
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