Thursday, September 26, 2013

La Francophile

I guess you can say I've always been partial toward everything French. The blog title kinda gives it away.

My mother loves the French Country style. She used to buy magazines and books all about French Country design and French Country living. As a girl, I was never very interested in them. But lately I've been gobbling up every book about France I can find! I can't get enough of this beautiful country, and Paris has a special place in my heart.

Recently, as we were browsing through our home library looking for school curriculum, I came across an old CD about learning French. It looked interesting, so I popped it into the computer, chin in hand, not sure what to expect. After all, I had tried Spanish a few times, and I had given it up because I was bored. But when I entered the world of the French language, I was entranced. The words were so beautiful, and the placement of them seemed heavenly.  I learned a few words, and knew our relationship would last forever. I had not believed in love at first sight until then. :)

I loved the word 'Bonjour', hence my blog name, but even more lovely words tumbling out after it!?!? Almost too good to be true.

And so for three weeks now my whole world has revolved around everything French. I have even chosen a French name for myself: Amélie Clothier. Amélie because it's beautiful, and Clothier for my great-grandparents. <3 Unfortunately, my family doesn't seem to catch on. I'm still Alyssa, no matter how hard I tell them to call me Amélie. :)

I know I'm crazy about French, because at night I can't sleep for all the French phrases swirling around in my head. 'Bon, il faut que je parte', 'On peut se tutoyer, non?' and 'Un pain, s'il vous plait' will not get out of my mind, no matter how many times I toss and turn. And this afternoon at the library, I nearly said 'Excusez-moi, Monsieur,' to an older man who was standing in front of the book drop-off! I caught myself and said 'Excuse me, sir.', but I laughed when I was safely in the car. :)

Be careful, or you might fall madly in love, too.

Je'taime, et á plus tard!

~Alyssa <3

1 comment:

  1. I love the french as well Alyssa! It's SO cool that you are learning the language!!!


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