That was another point I lost for writing K7
My progress such that it is was gained on the pillow over a 15 month period and from the television since then, on a daily basis I never see anybody so never have any conversations.
There is an English guy lives not far from me, came over at about the same time as me and whist perhaps speaking more French than me initially he was well behind after a year or so thanks to my total immersion, a neighbour of mine spoke to him at a rédérie and said that it was very hard, he only had a few words of French and he wasnt able to chat like me. I was surprised because I knew he was working with French people albeit he tended to be landed with the British tourists.
Last night on Fr3 Picardie they did an article on a village that has been evacuated as someone found 30 tons of WW1 munitions while digging their garden, to my delight they interviewed this British guy as it is his speciality, he spoke confidently and in faultless French unlike 99% of the French that are interviewed and many presenters who cannot speak for more than 3 seconds without adding an affected "euuhhh".
Chapeau to you sir if you are reading this