|Posted by Rachel J Roche on July 25, 2012 at 8:10 AM|
Summer is here for sure! It’s glorious outside and about time too. Just in time for the Olympics and we may take a road trip to London one day to get a load of the atmosphere. I’ve had two brilliant French lessons this week already with Anne. She is working me hard on grammar which is what I need. Lots of committing-to-memory to be done over the next week before my next lesson, although when I don’t think so much about conjugating my verbs, I’m actually better at it! She says my accent is pretty good which is encouraging. It must be because I spent 6 months in France at school when I was younger. I have a week now to get stuck in with the work-sheets that she has given me and I’m hoping to be able to impress her with my grammar skills by the next lesson. Fingers crossed!
Maybe revising in the sunshine will be good for me. There are so many lovely parks in Cheltenham it would be a shame not to make the most of them. We also have a cute little courtyard at home although we also have noisy neighbours so that might not be so conducive to revising! I wouldn’t mind if it were loud music or parties; instead the woman just incessantly calls for her cat “Oscar!”… Every half an hour she is out there banging pots and pans and cutlery - and rattling the cat-food box in an attempt to get him to come home. I mean, he is a cat. Cats roam around! He probably just can’t bear it any longer and takes every opportunity to ‘leg it’ when the door is a-jar. I noticed a ‘Lost Cat’ sign yesterday on the lamp-post around the corner from the house and wondered if it was the elusive Oscar but I don’t think it was because I’m sure I’ve heard him jumping on the fence again lately. He always tries to get into our courtyard but he can’t because it’s cat-proof so ha! I do try to coax him in sometimes though, as he is cute and I do actually like cats! The prize for the craziest (and perhaps chubbiest) cat however goes to Wayne - Adam’s parents’ cat. He is awesome.
Adam got home today! He was supposed to be away for another week, but his jet is broken so he’s home early. He can test me on my grammar, he’ll love that... He’s on about going camping one day to the Gower which will be nice. The last time we went camping however, Adam burnt his hand on the BBQ which was a bit of a palaver…. Hopefully this time he will remember that the BBQ is quite hot and, besides, I much prefer chicken to human. When we go, and tomorrow is looking the most likely, it will be a one-night-only affair, as I can’t do more than 24 hours without a fully functioning bathroom with shower (girls, I am sure you understand this). Plus I need to be super speedy at reciting my verbs for next week and I can’t let the side down by going on too many ‘jollies’ before my next lesson!