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My friend Anne-Laure told me about the nice leather cover for notebooks that she had bought at Louise Carmen.When I saw it, I found it very nice, practical and above all well designed. It had all the details that notebooks lovers are looking for. 
I contacted Nathalie Valmary, who created Louise Carmen, and she agreed to talk about her notebooks for the podcast. 
This is a section of the interview. I’ve chosen specifically this part because Nathalie Valmary tells the story of her first leather cover. She had the idea during the trip around the world she did with her husband and their two daughters. It’s important to know how to tell a story in French, it’s part of the conversation. 
You can imagine Anne-Laure and I on the first floor of the boutique located in one of the famous passages parisiens, le passage du Grand-Cerf, where time is slightly different and the atmosphere so unique. 

My name is Laetitia, I’m French, I live just outside Paris and I share with you a small slice of my daily life here in France.

All the information about the transcript, notes and photos is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

 

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Last Friday, I met with Françoise, a friend of mine. We are part of the same nordic walk group. We had planned to visit the latest exhibition of David Hockney’s work : A Year In Normandie at the musée de l’Orangerie. 
David Hockney painted a big fresque inspired by the change of seasons in his property in Normandy. He has also been inspired by the medieval work : la tapisserie de Bayeux that he found marvelous. I have also read that he had also been inspired by Claude Monnet’s Nymphéas which are right upstairs in the same musée. 
Today, you are going to hear Françoise talking about how she met with David Hockney’s work. We were having lunch at the WH Smith café, in front of the Jardin des Tuileries. 

All the information about the transcript, notes and photos is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

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You are listening to Cultivate Your French podcast, ONE slow french episode every week. I hope you are well and happy.

My name is Laetitia, I’m French, I live just outside Paris and I share with you a small slice of my daily life here in France.

All the information about the transcript, notes and photos is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

As many students, my three girls have homework to do during the holidays. Sometimes it’s hard to find the motivation when there are so many things you wish to do. But what will they remember from these holidays? I hope it will be the good moments. 

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We are on holidays in Jura. Last sunday, as you may know, it was Halloween. It’s becoming popular in France. And, I think, this year, a lot of people were expecting the children to knock at their door. Our three daughters were invited to join the two children of our owners for the Halloween walk in the village at night. First, Micaela didn’t want to go, but we convinced her to go : « Allez, Micaela, vas-y! ». I recorded the girls as they came back. 

You are listening to Cultivate Your French podcast One Slow French episode every week. 
My name is Laetitia, I’m French, I live just outside Paris and I share with you a small slice of my daily life here in France. 
All the information about the transcript,notes and photos is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

 

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