Bonjour, les chers lecteurs!
This will be my second attempt at the April A-to-Z challenge, and indeed it is only the second year of this blog’s existence! I thought about this for a while, and I considered whether what I am going to do would be “cheating.” I have decided that it isn’t, because it will take just as much effort, I will still fulfill the basic requirements of the challenge, and I think that some of you will find it interesting! The only thing I am not doing is coming up with a completely new set of “A to Z” words. Some of them are new, but in fact I shall call this year’s theme:
(vous êtes prêts ?? ready??)
(vraiment ?? Really?)
(vous êtes sûrs ? You’re sure?)
D’accord. My theme will be called…..
Surprise! Okay, it’s not really a surprise. I am going to use the A to Z April Challenge to force myself to organize all my photos and memories from our Amazing Month in France last September.
Last year, my theme was “Things I Want to See in France” from A to Z. So I this April share the results with you. I will call this year’s A to Z “Un septembre inoubliable ! – A September to Remember!” I will “re-visit” each thing from last year’s A to Z and tell you:
1. Whether or not we saw it, and
2. If we did, how it was, if I would recommend going there, and also
3. My opinion on the best way to go about it if you go!
I will tell you in this post that our September trip was definitely one of the most amazing times of my life (so far). I haven’t ever traveled too much in Europe (just one other time, in Ireland, but it was only for a week and a half.) I have certainly never taken a whole month off of work to travel, and I have to say, it’s really the way to go if you can make it happen. I’ve already written a little bit here and there about our trip, but I want to be organized about it. I want to catalogue it, tell all the stories qui sont inoubliables, record my observations about French culture, and put them in a nice format. What better place than here, with the “A to Z Challenge?” It’s one of the reasons I created “Forty, C’est Fantastique” in the first place. It’s a place where I don’t have to worry about whether or not my intense Francophilia is disturbing those around me 🙂 I can get a little carried away sometimes, I admit it! I do hope you will enjoy my month of telling tout le monde “what I did on my summer vacation.”
ALSO: this “theme reveal” is in itself a blog hop! There is a huge list of A-to-Z-ers revealing their themes if you click on the banner at the top of this post. If you click on the badge with the beautiful sunflower on the sidebar, you’ll find all the A-to-Zers there. I guarantee that you’ll find some interesting stuff if you start visiting them, which is something I am going straight away to do! So…