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Prices rising fast!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 22 Feb 2023, 17:49

Been to shop in the supermarket today and I just can't believe the prices!
There are some things going up by as much as a pound at a time, it's bonkers!
My friend has just told me there is a shortage of baby formula.
What is going on?

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Beneath the Trees- One of our favourite spots on a bench!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 14 Aug 2023, 20:50

Trees in the Cemetery

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Irises and Roses

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Thursday, 23 June 2022, 21:59

Iris and Roses

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Sunshine in the Cemetery

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Tuesday, 11 Apr 2023, 18:54

Sunshine in the Cemetery

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Under the shade of the lime trees.

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Tuesday, 11 Apr 2023, 18:56

Overhanging trees

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Following A Peaceful footpath

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 19 Sept 2022, 14:50

A quiet footpath with trees

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Une longue journée

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 22 July 2022, 12:07

Je suis une étudiante adulte. Je me suis inscrite à un cursus de langue BA degree
(une licence) J'étudie l'anglais et le français.
Je me suis intéressé à étudier le français après avoir pris mes vacances en France, Il y a quelle ques anées.

J'aime beaucoup la langue et la culture francaise.
J'ai commencé ce voyage il y a plus de six ans en commençant par le cours d'accès.

Ce fut un cours intéressant et je me suis fait beaucoup d'amis en cours de route. J'ai relevé pas mal de défis, dont celui de la technologie du 21e siècle, comme je suis d'un certain âge! aussi Covid19 et la mort de ma soeur cette annèe. Ce fut difficile.

Cela a été un voyage de découvertes et de test de mes capacités en langues.
Après tout, j'ai quitté l'école avec presque aucune qualifications. Ce sera ma dernière année de licence. J'éspère que je vais obtenir ma licence l'année prochaine.

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Reading quietly in a cool room.

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 24 Sept 2023, 21:58

Today it felt like a heat wave had arrived!  The weather seems to be getting hotter!
I have done my daily housework tasks and sorting out things that needed to be done at home, as well as going to the shops.

I have applied for next term for student loan. I am taking L332 BA degree  in french language and culture. I have to wait about 6 weeks to hear from them. I also have my place reserved. So it is just a matter of waiting now.

We stay in the cool lounge this afternoon and he was happy to read to himself quietly. We had a good walk yesterday but had to sit in the shade most of the time.

This afternoon I read my novel in french language. It is a detective story by Agatha Christie translated from english into french. The language is not too difficult and is every day language.

 I am getting the gist of it,  because I vaguely seem to remember reading it a long time ago,  but  in english. As always, I have my  french/english dictionary beside me, to look up any french words I don't know. The storyline was interesting so I read with great enthusiasm. 

I am now halfway through the book!
Hopefully,  I will be able to understand it all and become familiar with all the words in french. I wish ! 

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The rising Cost of Living

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 24 June 2022, 09:31


It seems to me if the government wants to be serious about the global warming crisis, and wants to encourage more people to use public transport instead of using their cars, then they should support the  Rail workers, to make sure that they have a good living wage and better conditions. The increase in wages should be for all the working class sector, in order to meet the demands of this cost of living crisis. 

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Une après-midi libre

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 00:09



Aujourd'hui, Je continue à lire mon livre en français par Agatha Christie.
Le temps est frais et aéré, avec un peu de soleil.

Je peux m'asseoir dans mon jardin sous les arbres pour lire.
Apres - midi J'ai emmené mon jeune fils faire une promenade. Nous marchons assez lentement.

 Nous avons acheté des légumes chez le marchand de légumes. Après, nous avons fait un saut a l' épicerie et nous avons acheté deux crême glacées.

Nous avons été au parc publique, pour nous  s'asseoir et manger nos crême glacées.


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Poppies in the street!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 20 June 2022, 22:34

A garden of red poppies

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A Wild Garden

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 20 June 2022, 20:03

Poppies in the garden

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A poppy garden in the street!

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A meadow in the street

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My wild garden!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 20 June 2022, 23:07

My wild garden!

My garden has not been cut for over a month and It looks great! It is full of wild flowers!

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A Meadow of Poppies on a Housing Estate!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 20:33

A meadow of red poppies

I was so delighted to see a beautiful little meadow in the middle of the council estate so pretty!

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How people are cutting down to cope with the crisis

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 24 June 2022, 12:22

Diagram of cost cutting

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How people are trying to save money in the cost of living crisis

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 20:34

How people are saving money

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Reading a book in the french language

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 21 Jan 2024, 18:26

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I am reading my new book at the moment in the french language. The book is by Agatha Christie, a translation from the english to french. I have always enjoyed Agatha Christie's books in english, so now I can try to read them in french. Of course I need my little dictionary to hand, also the help from Google Translate, for some of the words I don't know. I am reading mostly because it is a good way to learn the french language. Maybe one day, one day,  I hope to return there  to France on holiday ,  hopefully I will understand the spoken language and be able to speak and ecpress myself in french.

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Ce que je lis actuellement.

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 20 June 2022, 22:38

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J'ai fini de lire mon livre à propos Maigret le detective francais, et maintenant,  J'ai commencé à lire un autre livre. Ce livre est d'Agatha Christie et s'intitule  'Meutre en Mésopotamie'. J' ai deja lu le premier chapitre. C'est en francais.
Je me suis assise dans le jardin sur mon banc vert, mais j'ai du rentrer à l'intérieur car il faisait trop chaud dehors. J'ai bu un grand verre de grenadine avec de l'eau minérale (sans sucre).
J'ai alors décidé de m'asseoir dans le salon frais, et Je continue à lire mon livre.

🌝

🌳👒📖📚 🦋🛋

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La Chapelle de St Marie

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Thursday, 16 June 2022, 22:28

An ancient Chapel

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La Chapelle de St Marie (in french)

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 22:47


C'est une belle petite chapelle, que j'aime visiter, quand je passe durant ma promenade. La porte n'est jamais verrouillée, il fait bon et chaud a l'interieur. C'est très calme et spitirituelle
Parfois je rentre pour me réchauffer et prier Dieu.
🕯📖🙏

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A friendly church- St Mary's

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 22:48

An ancient church

This is the beautiful little chapel, I like to visit there when out walking. The door is never locked , it's nice & warm inside and I sometimes go inside  to warm up and say a prayer to God. It is very calm and spiritual. 

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Un chat qui se détend

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Thursday, 16 June 2022, 21:57

A cat resting

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Un chat pensif

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Thursday, 16 June 2022, 18:45

A black cat

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Lire, écrire et comprendre la langue française.

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Aujourd'hui, J'ai lu mon livre. J'ai parcouru les trois quarts de ce livre. j'ai presque fini de le lire maintenant.
Je vais essayer de le finir avant le week-end, alors je choisirai un autre livre de la même série de Maigret. C'etait tres interessant!
J'ai rassemblé beaucoup de nouveaux mots dans mon carnet de notes digitales.

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