Coucou, tout le monde!

I recently left my home next to the River Mersey to carry on learning Spanish, French and Italian at the Sorbonne in Paris. I was raised in a village just outside Liverpool, but have lived in and around the city for twenty years. It was while working as an assistant in a bookshop there last year that I decided to go and stay with the lovely Gauriat family in the countryside of Lower Normandy, mostly to improve my French. That’s pretty much how I became interested in studying here and messing round with food!

I have now been living in Les Halles, Paris since the 7th of September 2013, and am very happy. I miss hearing the seagulls and all my friends I met in Liverpool (especially my old jiu-jitsu team), the occasional boat-horn and the view of the river from the Dingle, but then I get to live in Paris! When I’m not cooking, studying or drawing, I occasionally mess around on the piano and try to read. I also waste as much time as possible exploring. I love having people over for dinner, and throwing parties and meeting new people. As for me, that’s pretty much it! Email if you have any questions or would like to feature somewhere in the blog :)

PS For any fellow geeky linguists, the name Coquelicot has nothing to do with the word Coquille. It is derived from the word Coquerico. The name passed onto the poppy due to the link between the colour of a cockerel’s crest and the colour of poppies. I just like using the name because the lady managing the boulangerie downstairs makes really tasty poppy-flavoured meringues!


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