But this is my fourth visit. I know some places, I feel a little at home here. But without the language I can see how much I miss. And it's not like people don't make every effort to communicate with me. They are lovely that way. But I actually think it's a bit unfair that I make them do all that work, when it is their country I am visiting!
If I return I vow to bring a French-English dictionary, at least. But I may actually have to make an effort, check out Rosetta Stone from the library and learn rudimentary French.
That said, I have had a wonderful time exploring areas both new and old to me and I still love this city!
Toulouse is not just one thing. It is an old city, a university town, the home of Airbus, full of fascinating history and so many more things I may never know. I will do my posts about some of the things that I have found -- mostly through getting lost, but then Toulouse is a wonderful city to get lost in!
This is the delightful shop
The owner is a textile artist.
She covers all her mannequins with vintage and antique lace and linen.
As well as make 1920's style headbands.
Finding this shop was such a gift. It was a grey day and cold. I had chanced out after lunch was served, so there was no where to eat, which made me a bit cranky. Walking in was lovely, made me smile. I was able to converse about the lovely work the owner did and left with a beautiful piece of linen and lace. The day went so much better after this!