They are building a Casino supermarket next door (unfortuanately no high stakes gambling involved, just loaves of bread) and it seems 8am-9am is optimum time for drilling and banging. Oh and a Wednesday when Lucy doesn't have to get up would be an ESPECIALLY good day. grr. grr. grr. Oh well, up and at them.
Yesterday night we went to see Fin de Partie (by Beckett) at the theatre. Nice bit of one-act, minamilist scenery, existentialist lovin'. I actually enjoyed it (although not so sure about the others I dragged along...). Still don't 'get it', but it made a HELL of a lot more sense on stage, i.e. the funny bits were actually kinda funny, and was just really cool to see it performed as its meant to be. Shame I can't write the programme for Perigueux theatre for next few months to include all my Racine stuff too.
Otherwise have been reading thrilling European law/economy books so I can try and get a plan written up for the old Year Abroad Essay before the holidays.
Have got three lessons off this week with classes on visits/ski-ing etc so worked 8.30am-10am yesterday! love it!
Ooo and am super excited to have finally found two English schools who are really keen to set up links with mine. Unfortuanately the school we sent Xmas cards to didn't send any back and haven't been in touch. So I signed up to Global Gateway and have been inundated with contact from really enthusiastic schools in Britain. Been in contact with two and we're going to exchange penfriend letters in the next few weeks. Spoke to a teacher on the phone yesterday and he was so nice, even offering me to go and visit his school and he's going to set up a special blog for my students to interact with each other on. He's also got loads of ideas for projects we can do together so shall see what comes of all that. It seems really impotant to me to make English 'real' for these kids.
Valentines Day tomorrow. Seems to be a similiar thing here to at home...primarily a big money maker for restaurants, chocolate shops etc. Talking to the American assistants it seems like a bigger deal at home for them, someone described it as more of a general 'love-fest', with even primary school kids sending cards to all their friends and stuff. So spread the love people!
There, one blog entry with not a mention of food insight.