I'm a happily married mum of two boys, aged 17 and 19, and as a family we moved to France eleven years ago. My husband works for a French company, I teach English to French people aged 6 - 60, and English reading and writing to the English-speaking children of the area. We are part of an English speaking church in Lyon. I love to shop for French vintage lace, fabric and household items, and to combine them with my British and global treasures in interesting ways.
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I am not a perfect mother or housewife. There is dog hair under the sofa and the boys eat with their elbows on the table, however much they're nagged. I just assume you'd rather see the pretty stuff!
Forget-me-nots from Niki's garden (Nostalgia at the Stonehouse)
Saturday, September 1, 2012
La Rentrée - Shopping List
As I promised yesterday, I'm going to be combining my week with the Willows with a little guided tour of la rentrée - the French Back to School week. I feel as though I've told you a lot about it, but never shown you how it all works. So we begin here - when the boys finished school last June (or got inscribed into the new school, in the case of Son 1), we filled in oodles of forms and were given, in return, loads of lists! The Willows are giving the whole set a once-over:
As you'll see, our handy local supermarket, Intermarché, is well on the case to help us get every last item. I've waited until this week to buy the bulk of the stationery, as Intermarché always gives us great deals on the loyalty card, for ten days only...
Well, those ten days run out tomorrow, and very few Intermarchés are open on a Sunday, so today is my last chance to go shopping!
The green list to the left is Son 1's school books for lycée. These are already sorted, thanks to an astonishingly organised Parents' Union event which sells second hand and new books to all students. The mauve list on the right however, is all down to me, Son 2, the Willows and Intermarché... I will tell you how we get on!