French school holidays

It seems as though Super PG has only just started at school and unbelievably it’s the holidays already. It isn’t half term, which was my first assumption (as this is what it would be called in the UK), but these “vacances scolaires” run from Monday 17 October until Friday 30 October, 2015, and are known … More French school holidays

Growing up all over again with French nursery rhymes or “comptines”

Bringing up kids in France, having grown up in the UK, is a real voyage of discovery. I’ve spent a good few years now getting to know this country’s rules, values and traditions, but now that Super PG has started school, it feels like I’m on a new journey that most of the other local … More Growing up all over again with French nursery rhymes or “comptines”

A birthday weekend with elephongs and blue cack-teurres

Despite the sum of all its parts not being exactly zen, this weekend was, overall, a warm-fuzzy-feeling generator. It is Super PG’s third birthday on Sunday and because he’s having a “party” with his friends at the local soft play centre that day (stuffing cake followed by some careering around and extreme bouncing), we decided to … More A birthday weekend with elephongs and blue cack-teurres

Momentous day: little “coquinette” has a big bottle of milk

On Tuesday 22 September I walked into the creche to pick up Super PF and was warmly greeted not only by her incredible “yay, there’s my mummy” smile, but also a joyful, sonorous chorus from all the creche ladies, which went something like: Creche ladies: “Votre petite fille est super!” (Your little girl is fantastic.) Creche Co-directrice … More Momentous day: little “coquinette” has a big bottle of milk

Welcome to Wannabe Super Maman’s Franglais Life

Two weeks ago at the park after Super PG’s first day at pre-school: Super PG: “Muuu-mmmy. Mama?” Me: “Yeeees?” Super PG: “On va jumper dans les muddy puddles mummy?” Me: “I’m good thanks kiddo, but you go for it.” *Splashes, extreme laughter and disapproving looks from all and sundry* Peppa Pig has a lot to answer … More Welcome to Wannabe Super Maman’s Franglais Life