Thursday, May 9, 2013

First Things First.

Hello everyone! I'm in Paris but let's start in London shall we?

We took a train called The Tube, but it's your normal subway. If you're in France, the subway is called le Metro. First we went to the Courtauld Gallery. 

We looked around and I soon saw a portrait of Van Gogh. Mama said there's a legend where he cut off part of his ear and mailed it to his girl friend because he was sad that he broke - up with her. His girl friend must have hated Van Gogh even more if you ask me. Poor guy.

Then we went and saw Big Ben, I'm not so sure why they don't  call it Big Benjamin.    
Big Ben
Old timey telephone booth
The Thames River

Then we flew to Paris!! 

On the plane, I did 16 math problems in 1 hour. And one more thing: isn't that thing supposed to be in a Mario game? It's crawling on me!
A One-Up Mushroom containing sour candies

This is your French word of the day:
Marcher comme un mort vivant (marshay come un more veev-on)--This means "to walk like a zombie."
I was walking comme un mort vivant because I was so tired in London because I barely got any sleep, I was hungry, and my stomach was cramping.

Little known French Fact of the day:
In a lot of French houses, the bathroom with the sink and shower has no toilet. The toilet is in some other part of the house because the French don't want their bathroom to get stinky.

Get a 1-Up:
I'm doing something new this time!
A game! Find the 1-up mushroom in my photograph below and leave a comment with the right answer to get a 1-up point. Whoever gets the most points by first finding the mushrooms will get a Present From France at the end of my stay! (I'll mail it to you in June.)
Look at the mushroom I have in my hand.

Can you find the mushroom in the picture below:

Thanks for reading!
Julien Rémy


  1. I am beginning to suspect you are a Super Mario fan. So is my son. I don't think I found the mushroom in the last pic unless it is in the foliage under the tree? closer to the right hand part of the photo? I really like that you include a french phrase of the day... can you do that in every post?

    1. Yes, Teresa. You are the first one to obtain the point! Yes, I will give French words in every post.

  2. I found the mushroom, and had fun looking for it... How is the weather in Paris?
    I like the fun fact you are including in your blog. I am looking forward to reading more, and seeing more pictures!

  3. Hello, Unknown. Who are are you. Because you got a point, too. Next, can you please state where the mushroom is? The weather is great. It's around 60 degrees and has a nice feeling to it. We had a long walk around and I went to park.

  4. Hey Julien! It looks like you are having fun! I love your fact and word for the day. I will share this with your class tomorrow. We miss you!

    1. Yes, I am having lots of fun! The temperature is nice in Paris. Bad things still can happen, and I'm going to write about them today. Can you tell my class that I said Hello?

  5. I found the mushroom! It took me a while, but I finally found it in the smaller plant to the left of the large palm. The light was shining on it, so it was tricky. I love your French Word of the Day! I never knew how to say "zombie" in French. You have a great blog, Julien!
    -Aunt Lisa

  6. You did find it, which means you get a point, too! Thank you for saying I have a great blog!

  7. Hello, Unknown and Julien The Detective, whom is the one who figures out who Unknown IS DOING ON JULIENS BLOG!!! Oh....oh....what have I done!...What am I doing on JULIEN'S blog? " So you can see the Adventures of Julien and His Faithful Sidekick Mushroom!" says Julien's conscience. No, no, no. Oop. I need to go.Busy.