Places : Château de Chantilly

Château de Chantilly is located 40km north of Paris – an approximate forty-five minute drive. Wikipedia lists it as a historic château – aren’t they all historic though? As part of our historical reading in my french class last semester, we read the memoirs of Madame de Sévigné, and our french teacher advised that we…

Almost la rentrée again

The leaves are beginning to turn, which just goes further to confirm that it’s almost over. Les vacances with their hot summer afternoons and warm long evenings are coming to an end. The temperatures are dropping ever so slightly in the evenings, and the mornings are just a tad nippier than they were a few…

Happy Birthday Madiba!

Today in Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday and South African’s celebrate Mandela Day by making at least 67 minutes of their day count by dedicating them to acts of charity. I cannot write anything else about Madiba that has not already been written. Given his current frail state of health, South Africans and the world at large are happy…