I still haven't finished blogging about my wonderful spring vacation and seeing my family in Roma BUT I couldn't resist adding some pics and moments from this past weekend. I feel like I haven't stopped since I have been back from break, which is a good thing. I also am really starting to hold off thinking about how I only have about six weeks which is not enough time - I'm really starting to feel at home and the longer I stay the harder it gets to think about leaving. All of that being said, here are some highlights from my past week:
Thursday was St. Patrick's Day, which I'm sure most of you know, so I tried to concentrate my lessons on talking about what St. Patrick's Day actually means for both Ireland and the United States. I taught my kids the legend/story of St. Patrick and we did a little exercise about the meaning of shamrocks. We have also been focusing on energy so I spent a good part of my day grading 'Alternative Energy' posters for my sophomores - which was absolutely exhausting, but fun to see how hard the students had worked! Because I don't work on Thursdays, my friend Caely and I decided to splurge and go to our favorite restaurant, Apple Pie, for some real Ireland indulgence. Well, we couldn't have picked a better day to be true gourmands. Lisa had prepared homemade bread with creme fraiche and smoked salmon, an Irish stew with cabbage, beef, carrots and potatoes, and last, but certainly not least, Irish Coffee Cheesecake. Now, I've been treating myself to Apple Pie since my discovery of it in late November. I even wrote an entire post dedicated to Lisa's Pumpkin Pie over Thanksgiving, but I have to say that the cheesecake was the most incredible thing Lisa has made so far - basically I should write a new post: Ode to Irish Coffee Cheesecake. So Lisa, thank you, yet again you have managed to make me want to share my food adventures with everyone who reads the blog.
|Homemade brown bread and smoked salmon .... really?|
|Irish stew - reminding me of St. Patrick's Day at home!|
|Irish Coffee Cheesecake: Renamed "Can I have another|
piece?" cheesecake ...
|Caely hard at work|
|Caely attempting to review the ingredients with some of my students|
|Me at Cap Fréhal|
|The 'phare' or lighthouse at Cap Fréhal|
|Fort Latte at Cap Fréhal|
|The water color was absolutely crazy - there were times when|
you couldn't tell the difference between sea and sky. Right
below the cliffs, the water looked like Caribbean water it was so
aqua and absolutely beautiful.
|Paragliding in Brittany|
|Families have picnics and take advantage of the sun on a Sunday|
|Horses at low tide|