One month in France

So it’s been one month since we first arrived in France and I thought I would share some of the lessons that I have learned so far outside of class.

  1. Not far means less than a 20 minute walk. Even Joshua uses this when he wants to walk somewhere
  2. Nutella is not peanut butter and can be put on everything from bananas to crepes to just eating it out of the jar
  3. There are 2 knobs that must be turned for the oven to cook, lesson learned
  4. DVD’s sold in Europe will not work in American DVD players (I should have already known this)
  5. American Salad Dressing is 1000 island dressing and French Fries are just called Fries
  6. When the number 9 is written it looks like a lowercase g and the 1 looks like and upside down v, very important when giving your child’s teacher your phone number
  7. Dog owners are not required to clean up after their dogs
  8. It cost 2 Euro to use a public restroom in Paris
  9. Telemarketers will repeat themselves every time you ask them to in French and when you tell them you don’t understand they try again


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8 Responses to One month in France

  1. Pop-Pop says:

    There will be more lessons, I’m sure. I’m glad you are all fast learners. We continue to pray for you every day!

  2. Michael Turner says:

    We remember Nutella from our time in Cameroon. Daniel used it to help him take his anti-malaria medication. He does not have fond memories of it. When we see it in the stores here in the US, we think back to our time in Cameroon.

  3. Jim says:

    Try a nutella and banana pannini. Wonderful.

    • David says:

      I’ll have to look for that next time we are out – We always get the kids the hotdog pannini because we know the kids will eat them but they would love a nutella and banana pannini – Thanks for the suggestion!

  4. Paula Zarrillo says:

    I just finally got on your website and have really enjoyed reading about your experiences, especially with the flair and humor you use!

    I discovered Nutella about 10 years ago in Mexico, in a crepe with caramel sauce drizzled over it….. I found that the grocery store here sell it by the peanut butter and LOVE it with fresh blueberries and homemade ice cream!!! And strawberries…. I am so glad you were introduced to it!!!

    Your photo magnet is on my ‘frig and think of you all often, but I just hadnt taken the time to check out your site – so glad I finally did!

    You are all in my prayers – Deerbrook misses you!

    • David says:

      Thanks for all your prayers and for keeping us on your frig 🙂 We miss Deerbrook as well, but are glad we can still listen online to the sermons and stay connected.

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