A native Californian now living in Paris with her Franco-Canadian-American husband and dog makes home above a cafe by a Parisian street. How cool is that?
I try to make my workspace as pleasant as possible. There’s my beloved old iBook, of course. A dictionary. A cup of tea or coffee. An iPod for listening while I work. A chinese paper box, a past birthday gift from my best friend in California, because I find I always have to jot down random notes when I’m working. And also, a Waterman pen, which I splurged on after my first paycheck of my new job. After years of Bics, writing with a very smooth and good quality instrument just felt like such a deserved luxury. Je le vaux bien.
When I plan lessons, the space changes a bit. Out goes the laptop, in come the grammar books, pens, pencils, highlighters and old-fashioned pad of Rhodia paper. And of course, the cup of tea or espresso.