As most Americans, I love Halloween. How can one not? You get to dress up and go door to door for and get free candy! Living so far away from home, a Halloween party in France, is different. Slowly but surely, American culture is seeping its way into French life. Earlier in the week, there was a zombie walk, I passed by a school, where several children were dressed in costumes, I saw my tram egged, and several adults in costumes walking the city streets. I guess the saying You Are Home, has a ring of truth.
Halloween night, I invited my students (I teach English) to a night of ghost stories and an apéro at Bordeaux-USA, a 50 year old association located in the heart of our city. The association was created to improve Franco-American relations.
Aren't they sweet?! I was very proud of them for getting out of their comfort zones and wanting to improve their English skills. That's me there in the center, the only one in costume! By the way, I am Aliénor d'Aquitaine!
That night, we listened to ghost stories and celebrated among friends and Frenchies alike!
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
is a fabulous little lifestyle blog about truly embracing French life!
My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
That said, I lift my glass to you!
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