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Pretend I am French ( for a Summer )

Dawn  Bowles

Dawn Bowles

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Pretend I am French  ( for a Summer )


$650.00 CAD


$660.00 CAD


Mar 30, 2011


Jan 26, 2010

It's always been a dream of mine to rent a house in some little town or village in France and get to know that one place more deeply, rather than rushing off to see every place in France..I could explore the local food and wine, read books, ride my bike into town( not at the same time--dangerous!) and try to recall my very limited and rusty School French which I somehow fantasize will turn into fluency the minute I land in the land of cheese, baguettes and beautiful people.

My image is of friends and family dropping by for some slow cooking, making delicious meals together with the local ingredients. Those of you who know my cooking prowess will also realize I'm going to need a lot of help to inject the "delicious" into the meal":)

Putting this up on DreamBank is one step closer to me actually doing it and I'm in a Milestone Birthday year( yes, I am finally old enough to drink legally!) so it seems like the time to plan something like this, though it will be next Summer when I go.

Once I actually book the ticket, the rest will happen so I've chosen to save up for my ticket first. I

Hope some of you friends and family can join me!


Category Travel
Tags france / europe / food / wine / flight / friends / cheese / milestone birthday

This dream gift helps support


contributed to this dream.
February 3, 2011
Hi. Testing out something new.
larry j bowles
gave $100.00 CAD.
December 18, 2010
merry christmas dawn looking forward to saturday. love dad
gave $50.00 CAD.
July 20, 2010
What a great dream. Go Dawn Go!!!
contributed to this dream.
July 18, 2010
Dawn, j'espere que tu mange beaucoup de pain chocolat. Happy 40th - can't wait to hear about your travels.
gave $50.00 CAD.
July 17, 2010
Happy Birthday ... we can practice some French cooking in YVR .. I have the Julia Childs cook book! love Karen and Jackson xox
Julie Selby
gave $80.00 CAD.
July 17, 2010
Happy Birthday Dawn - hope you are having a lovely day. Adam & Mol send their love - they can't wrap their head around the age 40 - it's just way too old and they can't even count to 1 yet! Lots of love Julie, Pete, A&M
kirsten bratlien
contributed to this dream.
July 13, 2010
Hey Dawn, J'espere que tu a une tres bonne experience en France et en Europe. Bonne Anniversaire mon amie! Wish I was there for your big b - day but we will celebrate again when you are back. Cheers!
larry j bowles
gave $200.00 CAD.
July 3, 2010
hi Dawn hope this will help buy a few baguettes. have a great birthday . love dad xoxo
gave $50.00 CAD.
March 18, 2010
A little seed for my Dream:) I can't wait to practice my French!


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Christopher Szymczak

Christopher wrote:

Hi Dawn Thank you for your help with raising...

Rachel Kirby

Rachel wrote:

thankyou so much! I'm stoked to be 'on the way'...



Dear Dawn, I'm wondered and excited by your...

Danielle Bowles

Danielle wrote:

Hey Dawn!! Thanks for my first contribution!!...



love the site...congrats again!!!



Thanks Dawn, it really feels like home :) Great...

Danny Robinson

Danny wrote:

Great site Dawn! Congrats on the launch.