I was beginning to wonder at the effects of the recent freezing weather on the Seine ...... but now I think you are referring to an ice-cream maker?
Who knows if it will happen one day!! To this day, I had never seen a 'white Easter'.. though since yesterday, the snow is tending to melt quick and fast here in Brum! I have even heard from a nice patrol person of a well known car breakdown service who came to start my car which was capricious due to the cold weather
, that it even once snowed in June in Birmingham:shock:
[color=#800080][size=85]There is very well-known glacier over there called berthillon:you can easily find his address on google
but now I think you are referring to an ice-cream maker?
Yes, I meant an ice-cream maker!
.. My post was really full of French words, sorry..
I sometimes write my posts in a hurry, not taking enough time proof read everything!
Anyway the translation of some (many ? )
of my sentences must certainly make you laugh more than once as these sentences are processed in a French mind so the structure is very often wrong... So smile or laugh at my many mistakes
, and don’t hesitate
to ask me clarification if the meaning is too obscure!
.. and thank you for your patience with me
who is doing of massacre of Shakespeare’s language
on this wonderful forum
I was also thinking of taking the children to Paris and then the South of France next October half term - sorry to hijack the post but what sort of accommodation would anyone recommend for a family of 7? Is it possible to hire decent apartments for just a few days?
To find an accommodation for a large family, I would suggest you to have a look at the website of ‘particuliers à particuliers’ (meaning ‘private individual’ to ‘private individual’ i.e. private sale/let). Here is the English page of their website:http://www.pap.fr/?lang=en
There might be other useful websites on the web but I am afraid I do not know them yet, maybe some other suggestions will come...
Normally, you can let for a specific number of days, depending on the owner and on the season (high or low). When we rented the flat in Paris, it was Easter holidays (so high season)
and I felt shy of asking for an extra week end
to the full week we were already asking for (so we had planned 9 days not just 7... and then two more were added. What a fabulous Paris is!!! )
. I shouldn't have felt shy, as we planned our trip well in advance and owners usually prefer to have the flat rented than empty, so we easily obtained the extra week end!
If you rent in Paris, try to look at something not to far from a 'metro' station (= tube station)
, even if possible looking at the proximity of good connections not too far away (for example, one or two, if possible no more than three stations from your point of boarding the metro)
. It is usually mentioned in the adds because it is an important detail as in Paris, we do walk
a lot! No new shoes to be worn during that trip!
But maybe, I would suggest you to rather aim at one week on Paris (from which you go easily to Disneyland, Parc Asterix and chateau de Versailles) and to plan another trip to see the south of France, unless you take your car there... in which case I would advise you to spend the whole
of a summer month in France, visiting the country North to South.. but I am fully aware that such a project can be hard nowadays due to the economic crisis we have to live through!!!
I remember such a long trip in Greece in my youth (family of eight
, car full to the top., boarding the boat in Italy (of course, we visited a few churches with nice mosaics on our way from France to the Italian harbour )
to Patras in Greece... and then three marvelous weeks of visiting Peloponnese till up the central Greece to visit the meteoras... our car has been 'kind enough' of not having any breakdown during its harsh adventures on the dusty roads. No GPS in that time, so my dad's efforts to take some short cuts could end up in some funny situations
... After all these visits, my dad had planned one last week to rest in a small village on the sea side). Such wonderful memories as you can imagine with a large family
. That really reminds me of the family atmosphere in the book My family and other animals
by Gerald Durell