We probably ended up talking a bit too much about home, so SB was tearful at the end of the call. It is hard, judging what to say and talk about so that the calls stay positive and loving only. Hard, Hard, Hard!
good things :) : She went to a family wedding yesterday,
which she really enjoyed and said was lovely, finishing the reception at
2am! they only got up at lunchtime, which might be tiredness causing
her to be slightly more tearful. She had a sip of champagne and a
wonderful time :) I am glad we put a couple of 'partywear' dresses in
the suitcase, tho not sure whether she wore one of them - should have
asked! She liked it, it was a short civil wedding and then loooong and
fun reception :) . She was also proud to have done better than most of
her classmates in the biology control :) and seems generally happier and
more sorted at school - has got into the flow! She is happy in her
french family, the middle sister has come back from her exchange to
canada. SB says that she is having to work hard as her school want her
to do all the homework she has missed and be caught up by christmas!
Things that upset: she hasn't really done any cycling,
despite taking her bike; her art teacher wants to keep her art until the
end of the year display, but SB wants to bring it home.
you can see, hugely in the positive balance. I miss her tho, loads and
loads. ho hum! christmas presents for all the family despatched via
french amazon - hopefully all ok! have warned SB directly, and V via
email that most should arrive next week. I think it was the christmas
talking that made her sad. SHe did say tho that she was sometimes having
to translate out of french to talk to us!
Well, as and when we
get some more photos I will add them here. Keep having fun and making
the most of your time in France SB x x