Some more babbling

June 13th, 2011

It’s hard to record a baby babbling. Whenever she talks the way you’d like to record her, the recording device (my MP3 player) is not at hand. And even when it is, as soon as she sees it, she shuts up and makes a grab for it. So I still haven’t managed to record her […]

A friend of mine in the U.S. of A. is a professional voice artist. She has also adopted our little girl as her granddaughter and is planning to teach her English long-distance, via the modern means of communication. To start with, she sent a picture dictionary and an MP3 of her reading it. A sample: […]

Cultural jam

June 6th, 2011

This is a translation of my post in French below. The other day we had the dubious pleasure to share our B&B breakfast table with a group of four Bavarians, at least one of whom spoke acceptable French. Our landlady explained to them the various breads, cakes and jams on the table. I was already […]


June 5th, 2011

L’autre jour nous avions le plaisir douteux de partager le petit déjeuner dans notre chambre d’hôte avec un groupe de quatre Bavarois, dont au moins un parlais acceptablement bien le français. Notre hôte leur expliquait les différents pains, gâteaux et confitures qui ornaient la table à manger. Je me creusais déjà le cerveau pour trouver […]

She does what I say!

June 5th, 2011

Today we were visiting with family. At one point we were at the table, and my little girl was sitting on the floor, playing. Her new red hat  was lying on the ground beside her, and she was turned away from me. “Please give mommy the hat.” When she picked up the hat, turned around […]

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