Happy New Year
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a peaceful and fun Christmas and New Year.
2013 was a pretty good year for me. I visited my family in America twice! Once in the spring, and once in the fall. In the fall I went with my husband and we took a road trip through the southwest, or the “Wild West”, as it is sometimes called. We saw some amazing sights, like the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley. Below is a photo of Monument Valley, which was our favorite place on our journey. Many Western movies have been filmed there.
The summer of 2013 was also interesting for me. As many of you may know, my husband works as a set decorator for films and I had an opportunity last summer to work on the set of an American-produced film with him. The filming was done mostly in France, in a small town called Saint Antonin Noble Val. My husband was responsible for recreating an idyllic French market in the town. It was a big project! My job title was “Set Decoration Trainee”. My job was not so important; it was probably the lowest job on a film set. I did things like decorating shop windows in the town, washing cloths used in the decorations, and helping to carry materials used on the sets – lots of odd jobs. I learned some interesting things about how films are made, and it was fascinating to see all the work and skill that goes into making a film. One thing I know for sure is that working on a film is very stressful and fast-pace – too stressful for me! My husband likes the challenge of this kind of work, but I need a more calm working environment! The film is called “The Hundred Foot Journey” and is planned for release in August of this year.
Now I am looking forward to new and interesting experiences in 2014! May you all have a prosperous and fulfilling year!