I am really pleased and excited to announce a new blog project, created collaboratively by me AND Georges' youngest, Le Garçon (a.k.a., The Little Guy).
Allow me to introduce you to Frogeo and Mouchette™ in Paris!
This is the story of the adventures of a loveable French frog and the fly (yes, I said FLY; what's your point?) he adores, as they play a never-ending game of hide-and-seek in Paris, and beyond.
Every week, there will be a new adventure to follow, as Mouchette, cette coquine française, leads our hero Frogeo on a merry dance around the city and sometimes even further afield. (And yes, it's odd that a Frog may love a Fly, but we promise that this will not end badly as in the story of the Montagues and Capulets.)
I was initially inspired to develop a new blog using a small peluche as the central character in exploring more of the city. Then, it occurred to me that it might also be a wonderful opportunity for me to spend more one-on-one time with my young step-son, for us to have something fun to do together that was just us two (with G's full support, of course). At the same time, Le Garçon has started studying English at school this year, and although he understands quite a lot of spoken English simply by being in the room when the rest of us are speaking it at home, I thought that by doing the blog with me, if I wrote it in simple language, it would be another means of him improving his skills even more quickly. When I proposed my idea to him, he loved it, and the next thing you know we were off in search of our character -- and he is already surpassing my expectations with his English!
One character turned out to be TWO characters, and it was Le Garçon who came up with the idea of Frogeo chasing Mouchette around the city. I contributed a few details, and we developed our story line and took a lot of photos (I now carry the two of them around in my sac just in case some interesting photo opps arise). Et voila! Frogeo and Mouchette are now ready to meet their public!
We're totally open to suggestions for the places in Paris where you'd like to see Frogeo searching for his beloved Mouchette as they continue their game of cache-cache. The blog is 100% Rated G, so you can safely read it to/with your kids (or just enjoy it for yourself), and we ask that if you leave comments that they also be G-rated, or we'll have to remove them. (I also prefer that you leave comments related to that blog ON that blog after today's introduction.) The stories may include informative links to outside web sites (for example, linking to Wikipedia or other 3rd-party articles to provide readers with additional information on some of the places mentioned in the posts) but as we have no control over the content on those sites, you'll have to use your own discretion about sharing that content with your minor children: Caveat Reader.
And so, off you go - please visit Frogeo and Mouchette™ in Paris, and come back every week to see what they're up to next. Feel free to tell your friends and share the link on your Twitter or Facebook feeds, as Frogeo and Mouchette are on Twitter and Facebook too!
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