Yesterday ,we restarted our U.3.A. French Group after several weeks off, since before Christmas in fact. We listened to a short reading, from the internet. in slow french, about Monet at Giverny. This promoted some discussion about Monet and impressionism and also about visits to Giverny that some of us have made. We were all a bit "rouillés"but every effort is made to try and keep the group talking french. Next week to keep the painting idea going I will try and show a short film about Van Gogh at Auvers. This is the place where he spent the last days of his life and shows some of his paintings in the places where he painted them.