Less than 48 hours now and we’ll be standing around watching that lorry being loaded up. Life seems to revolve around boxes and cleaning with very little time for much else. However, I did have the occasional break from packing because I gave last English lessons this week, with nibbles and soft drinks.
Very sad to say goodbye to my students, some of whom have been with me for 8 – 10 years. And also very touched by all the thoughtful gifts bestowed upon me.
My Monday morning group (some of whom also attend a second class with me in the evening) had organised a surprise with an early brunch: homemade quiche, homemade apricot tart, coffee and juice. Not only was there food aplenty, there were gifts too . . .
This cute little kitty was made for me by Ghislaine. I always talk about Le Bleu . . . and students even had to admire my scarf knitting this winter ^^ . . . so this gift was spot-on! The knitting needles are wooden tooth picks ^^And Le Bleu has whiskers and everything!
These matching mugs were from Valérie, who knows how much my husband and I like our coffee . . . and the black cat is so that we think of Valérie and her cat, while drinking our beverage.
In my Thursday group, I had two lovely surprise gifts to open. From Eng, a very light summer scarf
She was worried that it wasn’t the right colour, but it’s perfect! My summer coat and winter anorak are both “Blackjack” beige – so this will go with both.
And Dominique wants to keep my brain active . . . and had a wonderful idea of giving me two “puzzle” books with enigmas, logic problems, sudoku etc and a pen set.
On Friday . . . one group had clubbed together (with some of the Monday people) and, knowing that I already had so much to pack, decided to give me something that wouldn’t take up much room. So a big thank you to Jean-Luc, Jacky, Annie, Bona, Naïma, Louisa and Ivelyne
A gift voucher for amazon ^^ A brilliant idea! I’ve promised to let them know what I spend it on.
Also lots of chocolates . . . because everyone knows how much I love my chocolate.
From Stéphane, Béa and Isabelle
AND Isabelle brought along a homemade cake decorated exactly like the Union Jack!!!! I don’t have a photo to show you yet, as my mobile phone doesn’t have a camera, but Isabelle has promised to send me a photo she took before we all dug in ^^
My computer will be boxed up tomorrow, so I’ll be off-line for I don’t know how long. Next time I post will be from our “cosy” little flat ^^ I will be scheduling an article, however, for 29th June, and my CdesC update, just in case we don’t have internet by then.
Have fun, be good, and I’ll be back on-line as soon as I can.