May 07, 2005

Cora`s & NWM...
I had breakfast today at Cora`s, with Alexa and Adeline, two friends living in Ottawa that I met while I was living in Lille, France, and they were working as tour guides at Vimy Ridge. I had a huge breakfast -the serving sizes at Cora`s are huge! I`ve wanted to go to Cora`s since 2nd year French class, when I read an article about it in L'Actualité.
After breakfast, the three of us headed to the National War Museum, which just opened today (they were giving out free DVDs, so I grabbed one). It was an amazing museum, one of the best that I`ve seen. It was surprisingly neutral in it`s history (i.e. they mentioned the internments, conscription problems, and the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919). We looked through most of the museum, but were too tired to see the rest of it. They had a lot of various military vehicles, even had one of Hitler`s cars. It was great to see Adeline and Alexa again.
Tomorrow morning I`m planning on going to the ceremony at the National War Memorial (near Parliament), in remembrance of the 60th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe -May 8, 1945).


johan said...

hello stephen,

I just read some of your posts, and i must say that you have not been sitting still for the last few years.

the reason i write you is because a very good friend of mine (amanda) is plannig to teach english in Lille this fall.
she has studied in france before, but want`s to move there now.

she is from the USA, MO. personally i am from belgium (gent) and i live in amsteram at the moment.
i think it would be great for her if she could ask you some questions about your experiences in lille.

thanks for the effort and I hope to hear from you soon.


Stephen said...

Yah, feel free to ask questions.