|Posted by Rachel J Roche on July 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM|
We had French conversation club this evening and it was lovely to see Sophie and the two Annes who have helped me with my French over the course of the last 12 months or so. I also owe them a huge thank you for helping me with my application to La Sorbonne. I honestly think that without them I would not have been in the running for a place at all... merci, merci, merci. I should have taken some photos to post on the blog this evening. I need to start getting used to brandishing a camera everywhere I go.
This evening, I also met some of the other students who had, likewise, arrived to support the new French library in Cheltenham. This is a great project and I am sure that it will be a huge success. I will be digging out my old French books to donate to the library as soon as I have found them! I think they must be lurking somewhere in my mother's loft.
As my last day of work will be this Friday, I am lucky enough to have time available to organise some extra French tuition, which will be great. This will also enable me to see friends before I leave. I'm not exactly moving to the other side of the world, and of course it's only for a few months, but it's a lovely excuse to arrange a few evenings out with people that I may not see for a while. If previous students are to be believed (and I am sure they are right), I will be locked in the Cujas (the library) for the next 9 months and so I had better make the most of my free time whilst I have it!
Additionally, when I am back in the UK, Adam and I will be located further north than Cheltenham and so it's nice to be able to make the most of living in the Cotswolds over the course of the coming weeks, especially if the weather forecasters are right and an Indian Summer is on it's way... fingers crossed!
This evening, I also had a chat with an old colleague of mine (although when I say 'old', I simply mean 'previous'...! ) who has, as always, given me some fine words of wisdom. You know who you are.
More updates soon.