Diana Majerowska

Diana is in France on her year abroad from University of Stirling. She is linked with Breadalbane Academy in Perth and Kinross.

Finally back!

Bonjour S3 et M. Reaper! 

I’m very sorry to be so late with this blog post. A lot has been going on in my life, which I’m not going to bore you with. Instead, I’ll tell you about all the interesting things I’ve done over the past few months! I’ll split it into a couple blog posts, just so that it’s not too much to take in all at once.

Around my birthday at the end of November, I met up with some of my friends here in Avignon to go to a place called Pont du Gard. It was wonderful; the weather was still sunny, and the skies were clear, but it was starting to get a bit chilly. Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct that crosses the Gardon River; it’s the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts, and one of the best preserved.

We also walked around the town a little bit after seeing the bridge, and found lots of lovely gardens and little parks! They were very charming, as is common in the south of France. 

One thing that we didn’t take into account was that we happened to go on a Sunday, which meant that all shops and cafés were closed… and we hadn’t eaten breakfast beforehand. It was very silly of us, and we should have known better by that point. Things turned out okay though, because after we got back to Avignon we all went to one of our friend’s houses and ate Thanksgiving leftovers :P

And now to answer some of your questions from the last post (which was before Christmas, so I’ll leave some of the Christmas related questions out)!

What are the programmes like in France? What is your favourite and why?

Well, the programmes here are pretty similar to the ones we have in Scotland. There’s Un Diner Presque Parfait, which is like Come Dine With Me (my favourite show in the UK), so of course I love it! The narrator in France is also very funny. There’s also a show called Les Marseillais, which is a reality TV show that focuses on the échange des cultures. I definitely encourage you guys to check it out (maybe with French subtitles) because it’s quite funny and a little dramatic sometimes, but worth watching to get to know the type of people in this area of France where I live!

Do you only watch French TV or do you watch programmes in English on Netflix too?

That’s a good question! I try to watch as much French TV as I can, because I want to improve my language skills. But sometimes it gets a bit too much to constantly have to look up and translate new words and phrases, so it’s nice to watch things in English. From time to time, I’ll watch things in French with English subtitles, so I’m still learning a little bit without putting in so much effort.

À bientôt,

Diana (+ Kiwi et Sidney)

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