Just a quickie, has been a busy week, but in a pretty good way. Ah I do kinda like that feeling when everything is a little bit rushed because you have the next thing to do. I've enjoyed not having it much this year, but there's something cool about it.
So yeah am on a bit of a regime to try and get a bit more toned up in the next couple of week...cutting down on the whole snacking situation/having smaller meals etc and lots of swimming. Tuesday/Wednesday I swam loadssssss of lengths (well by my standards) and managed to get almost 3000 words done for my essay (in French) about the Union European. Was a bit of a shock as I'd written 1200 of what I expected to be a 1500/2000 word essay and then found out it's actually meant to be 2000! But yeah ca va ca va.
Teaching ok. Have been doing some evaluations and stuff which are always kinda fun...oh dear I really am kinda getting a mean side. Nah not really...well I dunno. I really am still not sure if I'm too strict/too nice or what! ramble ramble ramble...
Have bagged myself a private pupil. One of the dinner ladies at my school was looking for someone to tutor her "very bright" 15 year old daughter in English for an hour a week. So yeah first lesson next Wednesday afternoon. Will be pretty interesting I think. And, you know, 15eur an hour can't be sniffed at.
Have had that I'm finally going to have the observation of one of my lessons which was meant to happen before Christmas. Looks like it's going to be one of my best classes, CM2, 8.30am next Friday. Kinda scary but will be another good experience to have had and we shall see how it goes.
As you've no doubt heard, has been splashed all over the French and British news for the last two days, Sarkozy has just been on a big official, two-day state visit to London. He was met by Charlie and Cam, had dinner with Lizzy who was very chummychummy in her speech and set the worlds to right with PM Brown. Carla curtsied, Nicolas "gave a slight incline of his head", and they all got jolly excited about how the "entente cordiale" is becoming an "entente amicale". Apparently Gordon and Nicolas are getting on really well, unlike Tony and Chirac who hated each other. From the BBC website:
"Britain and France issued a 36-page joint communique setting out areas where they plan to work more closely together, including:
Reforming the G8 to include more members and UN Security Council to include "permanent representation" for Africa, and "permanent membership" for Germany, India, Brazil and Japan
Promoting peace in Darfur and pushing for greater human rights in Burma
New counter-terrorism measures, including scanning traffic at the Channel Tunnel to combat "nuclear terrorism"
Greater pooling of military resources, including more cash for joint research and development
Tightening up border controls at Calais, including fencing around the port
Cooperating on a new generation of nuclear power plants by sharing information on safety, security and waste disposal "
And they also agreed to give a load of money to help children in Africa get a better education. Which seems like a good idea!