12 July 2007

francophile

I love France. I love studying French, French culture, French geography, French history, French fashion. I fantasize about visiting France on a daily basis. I must have gotten the French bug from my dad, who lived in France for a couple years and will practice speaking with me (although I stopped studying the language 2 years ago, and I am sadly very rusty). My love has been reignited because I have been watching Le Tour, another interest I inherited from Dad. He has cycled for forever, and I grew up watching the Tour every year with him, even pre-Lance. It is just such a beautiful sport and the whole country is passionate about it. I love watching the peloton glide through the gorgeous scenery.




Today two French women came into my work, and I was so tempted to speak to them, even just a friendly "bonjour" or "merci beaucoup", but I am too scared that my accent is horrible and I would sound like I'm trying too hard. I need to make a plan about how I can keep studying French...and how I can get there! I am realizing that if I want to go anytime soon, I just can't buy anything at all, and I must save all the money I can. I am torn between my love of clothes and my need to travel! For now, to satisfy both, I will just have to browse the archives of dans Paris. Le sigh.

3 comments:

L. said...

Hey! I just wanted to say that I just found your blog and I really love it, its really well written. I'm also in love with the girl a couple of posts down. She has amazing style. Is it okay if I link you?

L. said...

Hahaha! It's not about the traffic, its just you are one of the first fashion bloggers I have found who is a) over 14 b) not self-important and c) can string a sentence together. That's impressive. I think I also liked how you said you don't know what to do with life. I can relate to that.

Francophilia said...

Hi Christine.

I found your blog and wanted to let you know about the new social network for Francophiles at www.francophilia.com.

We're still in beta testing, but please come by and join us. And share the info with your Francophile readers and friends!

I look forward to meeting you at Francophilia.

Pamela Poole
Founder