Went into town last night with a group of assistants to watch the semi finals of the rugby world cup, France v Angleterre.
I don't think I've ever watched a full rugby match before and was as clueless as the Americans but I had an awesome time, especially as we won! Rugby is really big down in this part of France, and we joined a big crowd in the old town where they had erected a big screen. The French were really into it, dressed up, singing etc, but it was interesting to see how they all sat at tables eating their evening meal together and drinking wine during the game.
One particular memory which will stay with me is of a young (15 years, approx) guy who refused to follow his friends who had pushed past us and were blocking our view, and even apologised to us a few times for their behaivour. I can't imagine that happening at home. The teenage boys here are funny, much more 'preened' than English 'lads'.
I had a layin this morning, did some ironing and hoovering, and spent the afternoon listening to Radio 2 and lesson planning. I'm cool me.
Am very scared about tomorrow. Had been totally cool about it, but now its so close I'm like ARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH! Can't wait for tomorrow to be out the way. Just had dinner with Katie and Lynn, and introduced them to Catherine Tate and Vicky Pollard (they don't know what a 'chav' is!) so now I'm going to go and get everything packed up and ready for the morning, like first day of school, and get an early night!
Wish me luck!