Copyright Corrina Tough 2011

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Life in a French Village

By Curtis Tough 3F

We've been in France now for about eight weeks.
I live in Saint Antonin Noble Val, while we renovate our new house we are renting an apartment in the Village. Our house is 400 years old and needs a lot of work!

At the top of our street is a Presse where we can get treats some times.
The village is small but not too small, it's on a big river and you kayak on the river or go fishing.
The streets are cobble stones and school is hard as I am still learning French- but I know all my numbers up to a million in numbers and letters.

By Ruby Tough 5O
The village is really nice now as the weather is warming up, but when we first arrived it was 2 degrees at 8am! Everyone is nice at school and class and my teacher is really nice too.
There are four english speaking people in my class- their names are; Tess, Jasmine, Tenzen and Finley. They help me if I need translating in class and everyone wants to be my friend and talk to me

So far I have been canoeing on the river, had some sleep overs, gone to the movies, go to some really nice restaurants in our village, visit other nearby villages with Castles, stone streets and yummy food.

Our house that we are renovating is going well, the roof is done, my bedroom floor and Curtis's bedroom floor has been replaced, kitchen is almost finished and the large bedroom and the loungeroom are almost finished being plastered and we hope to move into it in a few weeks.

How is everyone over there Australia? We heard the weather isn't very good!
Here are some photos of our life so far xx Curtis and Ruby Tough.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Our Time in the SouthWest of France

We have seen some amazing things in the South West. On Saturday we were on the oldest bridge in France in a city called Albi. It dates to 5th century BC! We have seen villages and markets and eaten yummy food. We have seen beautiful scenery and autumn leaves. We have caught up with friends and made some new ones it has been so much fun. Tomorrow we head to Provence, but here are some pictures of the last few days.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

First four days Saint Antonin Noble Val

Our flight was very good and we were sooo tired but we have been enjoying beautiful warm sunny weather here in Saint Antonin Noble Val in South West France.
We have seen the ancient hill top village of Cordes Sur Ciel and went to an amazing chocolate and sugar museum. Our house is in Saint Antonin and we can walk everywhere. It is on a river and so pretty and old. Today (Sunday) was market day and we walked in the sun and bought amazing produce and watched street performers. We ate yummy food and enjoyed the wonderful old cobbled streets.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Paris Highlights 2


We saw a lot of Notre Dame as our apartment was a 5 min walk away, we saw a lot of the Eiffel Tower in all her grandness, We saw famous bridges(sailed under them, drove across and walked over them, we walked to Isle Saint Louis, played on playgrounds at Place de Vosges, saw heaps of very old buildings- Notre Dmae Cathedral was celebrating its 850th birthday!! We ate crepes, yummy fresh produce, bought some very cool things and rode on a double decker bus with no roof! Paris has heaps of very old carousels some of which a right near the Eiffel tower and are very pretty- We had so much fun!! We even met some new friends on a bus and had dinner and lunch with them. What a great holiday xx Curtis and Ruby.
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Paris Highlights 1


After our first day exploring Disneyland Paris we had an amazing week in Paris. Our Apartment was in the Marais District only a short walk to Notre Dmae Cathedral, the Seine River and the Jewish Quarter. We had encounters with street performers, climbed to the top of Notre Dame Cathedral, went to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, a boat cruize on the seine River, Went to the top of the Eiffel Tower, ate baguettes, criosants, cheeses, saussison, snails, mussels , had afternoon tea at Angelina's the oldest cafe in Paris, bought Macaron from the famous and very old tea Salon Laduree, saw the Louvre, went to Rodin (famous sculptor) Museum, the Musee Dorsay to see famour art works and the Orangerie to see Monet's Nymphea paintings............. stay tuned for more xx Ruby and Curtis
All Images Copyright Corrina Tough Photography 2013
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