Thursday, May 27
I had a blast, it was funny to see who was comfortable in the kitchen - the boys who just dove in, mixing up the meatballs with their hands, there was another who I had to teach how to wash a dish (seriously). There was one girl who was all about the baking (me at a young age, I'm sure) and the others who just sat around watching.
It was a really nice day over all.
And it inspired me... I came home and made a lemon cake.
Coming soon, senior celebration night and graduation and the after-party that teachers are invited to at the Hard Rock. Stay tuned.
Tuesday, May 25
Originally uploaded by Traveling Em
Just got back from chaperoning girls tennis in Riga. It was beautiful! We were about 500 meters from the beach. I walked for an hour every morning. Graduation is coming this weekend, the year is flying by.
Not sure if I'm ready for all of this to be over.
Saturday, May 1
Here are my parents. Mom bought dried lavender, that's what's in the bag.
After that, we went to Carcasonne
The next day to Castres
It was Monday, so everything was closed including the Goya museum, but we got to see the gardens:
But since it was all closed we headed to Minerve (where we loved and bought 6 bottles of the 4 euro wine!)
Then we had a day or two of chilling in Mazamet. We played cards and the neighborhood cats hung out.
Albi with it's incredible cathedral:
Full of delicately carved limestone:
And then back to Mazamet, home of a giant preying mantis.
More photos on flickr.
Bree is in the second category of people. We were in Mazamet. I know you've never heard of it. It's a small French town, near Castres and Carcassonne (more than just a board game, people!) There are 3 pubs in town and the one closest to our B&B, La Paix, has Sunday night karaoke. Bree started with "Hush" by Bjork and well, everyone hushed and listened to her belt it out. I don't know why I was taking photos instead of videoing!
But here she is singing: