Friday, November 20, 2009

Todd and Gina's Excellent Adventure: #3

Canadians Todd and Gina Babiak are spending a year in Provence with their young daughters Avia and Esme. Todd is writing about it for the Edmonton Journal and other papers. He's a terrific writer and we're following the family's adventures on Provence Post. In this weeks column, Avia (yes, she's named for a French gas station, sort of), starts school at age 3. Click
here to read it. But watch out--you might cry a little...
Photo: Classroom assistant Marie De Sousa, left, and École Maternelle teacher Amandina Doize (La maîtresse), right, with Avia at École Jules Ferry. Photo by Todd Babiak.


  1. Oh my goodness, how sweet and funny and painful all at once.

  2. Oh, this is really wonderful. What a story! And, Vaison-la-Romaine is probably our VERY favorite town in all of Provence. I know exactly where the school is, which makes this story that much more interesting. Can't wait for all the installments..