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Trips with mamie
Hello, I am a three-year-old boy who speaks French and English thanks to my French maman and my English daddy. I am writing to tell you my plans for all things French this year.
First of all, I am intending to share my love of my country and its way of life with a special lady who is my mamie, or grandma, by introducing her to the French art de vivre at The France Show in London at the end of January. It will be an exciting way to taste all things French in only one place! I am so happy she accepted to come with my maman to the show... it will be amazing.
Then, after she practised her French in conversational classes during the year, I have convinced Mamie E. to come with us to a special place in la Belle France. The town is called Barcelonnette and lies in the Vallée de l’ubaye in the French Alps. The place is close to my heart as my maman’s family and emotional roots come from there, and to my mamie’s heart as her late husband, Pappy F., cycled through this hidden valley and picturesque town in the 1960s, when nobody had heard about this remote corner of France.
It will be emotional for her to walk in her loved husband’s path. It will also be emotional for my other mamie (my French Mamie N.) because they will meet for the first time.
Will it be ‘lost in translation’, or ‘ l’entente cordiale’? I am sure it will just be le grand amour! Maman (Anne-lise Lazenby) and me, Staunton, Gloucestershire