Monthly Archives: April 2013

Happy first of May from France.

May we present you with   some lily of the valley to fill your day with the most subtle scent a flower can offer?

It is said  when the world was created, this delicate  flower decorated the door of Paradise and every time a good man or woman entered it, its tiny bells would tinkle. This highly poisonous  flower was supposed to be  gifted to identify virtuous people.  Paradoxical, isn’t it?  😉

Team France.

A few sprigs for you.

A few sprigs for you.


Posted by on April 30, 2013 in France, Traditions


Anybody interested in a piece of almond-pear tart?

During my Easter holidays, I spent one afternoon in my kitchen to bake an almond-pear tart.  I like cooking and especially baking cakes and making dessert. My mum says I have a sweet tooth.

Hugo aux fourneaux Ingredients you need to make my tart:

1- A piece of shortcrust pastry

2- A large tin of  half pears in syrup

3- 150g of sugar

4 – 150 g of butter, preferably salted. 

5- 150 g of almond powder, some bits and pieces of  cooking chocolate

6-  3 eggs. 

   Hugo- GateauHow to make my tart: 

1- Mix the melted butter and  the sugar

2- Add the eggs one by one, then the almond powder

3- Spread the shortcut pastry on the table with a rolling pin

4- Pour the almond cream on top 

5 – Arrange the pears on the cream with some chocolate pieces between them. 

6- Bake the tart in a pre-heated oven at 200°C  for 25 minutes. 

The tart is ready and you can eat it warm or let it cool down. Enjoy! It is delicious.

by Hugo.


Posted by on April 30, 2013 in activity, Cooking, food


Meanwhile in Germany…

IMG_0027While Team France enjoy  well-deserved holidays their  fluffy friends are back to school with the youngest members of the German team. 🙂

Here you can have a look at

our dream houses 🙂

and  our jumble sale

with Jule and Anna-Sophie



Posted by on April 28, 2013 in Acting, Germany, school