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Friday, 5 March 2010

Vignettes of French Life (No.3 in a series)



Here in France, people speak  French.

And write in French. 

And, very cleverly, read it  too.     

I do all of the above,


the outcome of each of these activities depends substantially  on the topic, what’s in my glass and how readily my linguistic synapses snap to attention.        

But I will not be working on my building up my French reading skills any time soon, as I must first get through the 49 English books that jumped off the table this morning at a second-hand book sale yelling, ‘Pick me!! Pick me!!’