Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Okay, I know I'm breaking my self-imposed one-post-a-month rule. But this is a special occasion, because guess what? I have a host family! Elation does not even begin to describe it. I don't know much, except that I have 2 host sisters, Vero and Morgane, and parents Daniel and Nelly (which seems to me to be the most un-French name ever...). Oh, and I have a host cat, Fleep-flip.

I actually don't even know where they live, so I'll update this post once they reply to my clumsily written French email (Vero wrote to me in English--I think she's the only one who speaks English? That would be good).

Yay yay yay! I'm going to go do my happy dance now.


  1. Lucie guess what? i got my host family today. I haven't had contact from them yet, but i have two emails so i might try to write something.

  2. Lucie,
    You are right the name, Nelly, does not sound the least bit French, but a colleague of mine, a French teacher at Shady Side Middle School, has that same "prenom" and she is from Bretagne. I think it has something to do with the influence of American GIs in France during World Wars I and II.
    Mr. J

  3. It's a small city called Retiers and it's like 45 minutes from Rennes!! I'm so excited as I see you were :) and you're right elation doesn't even come close.