Category Archives: Emily Swisher ’12, France

Read posts by Emily Swisher ’12 from France (2012-13 French Government Assistantship)

Things Fall Apart

It’s been one of those weeks (well, week-and-a-halves to be precise). The internet at the house conveniently stopped working for three days in the middle of last week and thus I was unable to post all of the exciting news … Continue reading

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Castle for Rent

Over the past two weeks I was reintroduced to the art of slow, steady breathing. Breathing, it would seem, is a rather important function that I quite conveniently forgot during the chaos that was the preceding three weeks. Consequently, I … Continue reading

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A Series of Unfortunate Events

I hate to start this entry with the title of a book series by « Lemony Snicket » but regrettably there is no other description that so aptly fits recent circumstances in France. What with the ongoing game of hurry … Continue reading

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Away from Home for the Holidays

Back to school. After over a month of silence, my brain is slowly coming out of hibernation. Since this month included several big changes (with schools, vacations, etc.) I have decided to break it into two parts. Happy reading… it … Continue reading

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Routine

As winter approaches and the world slows down around me, I inevitably find myself slowing too. Consequently, my writing becomes more infrequent and all of life’s little unexpected hiccups seem to be going dormant along with the flora and fauna … Continue reading

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Fall in France

For someone who never EVER expected to write a blog, I am coming to find that I rather enjoy chronicling my weekly adventures in France and sending them out into cyberspace. I do not presume that all of what I … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Life

Having now been teaching for over a month, it seems only appropriate that I would eventually talk about the town I am living in, the school I am teaching at, and the house I will be calling my home for … Continue reading

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Chateaux Large and Small

ATTENTION READERS: This is a very long entry. Bonne Chance… Vacation! One of the amazing things about being an assistant in France is that I am entitled to eight weeks of vacation. That is, eight weeks of paid vacation. After … Continue reading

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Introductions

All adventures begin with an introduction. This is mine. When I finally arrived in France after nearly fifteen hours of travel and a two-hour layover in Iceland, I was relieved to be greeted by the welcoming familiarity of the Charles … Continue reading

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