Buy and read the newspaper: I'm doing that quite often and have learned a lot and, I should think, improving my French too. But doesn't it create a lot of recycling?
Cycling more often: I've buzzed about town quite a lot on my bike this week. I've only done one planned cycle ride, though.
I'll just take this opportunity to show off our improved bike-storage facilities:
The spare bikes are on the wall and only the four we need every day are in the rack. This should make it a lot easier to get them out, and back in, on school days. The helmets are on new hooks on the door, too - thanks, Ben!
And finally, the Forum des Associations didn't come up with any craft classes or groups that really tempted me. Where is the French version of Vicki's and Dawn's group, or Josie-Mary's? Answer - I don't think they exist. So I have decided on a project based on a book I picked up at a Vide Grenier a few years ago:
I'm going to collect together photos of our gîte holiday and put them into a Scrap Book (yes, a Scrap Book, not just a scrap book) as a Christmas present for my parents in law - if you remember, it was a full family holiday to celebrate their golden wedding. I'd love any advice on scrapbooking from you all - I've bought (some of it new - eek!) some materials, as I realised I would have spent quite a lot on joining a group and buying equipment, so there seems no harm in setting up properly for a home project. I need to timetable myself some weekly time on this - I'm really looking forward to it!
So now I'm going to pop over and close my Giveaway, and then I'll head back here and tell you the winner!