Tuesday, January 06, 2009

hi pa, how are you? Happy New Year, or 'Bonne Année' in french
im in science engineering class at the moment but its about to end so i have to type quickly.
school started again after 2 weeks break on monday. i have 2 weeks of school to go then im going to catch the TGV which is a very fast train back to paris for my 5 day stay there with my friends.
im having a lot of fun meeting lots of new people and visiting many new places.
we went to the village called Hyères on the weekend. it was probably my favorite village so far because all the old buildings and castles were still standing, because during the war Hyères wasnt bombed, like the town Toulon (closest to where im staying) which was heavily bombed by the germans because it is home to a lot of military boats and headquarters. Hyères had lots of palm trees, cobble stone streets and a big castle on top of the hill behind it which we walked up to.
Toulon which we also visited was really cool as well. there were lots and lots of boats, from tour boats to cruise ships and sailing boats to massive french navy boats which are the ones that my host father works on because he is an electrical engineer for the french navy. it was really cool, like a really big version of Williamstown!
tomorrow im going shopping with my friend because im not going to school tomorrow, so i think that will be fun. my friend is also an exchange student from pegs staying in Six Fours les Plages, another village near mine.
i hope you and nana had a good christmas and enjoyed catching up with all the family, mum sent me some photos via email. im sure it was nice to see everyone, especially John and Hooch who we dont get to see very often!
send my love to Nana,


At 11:09 am, Blogger pa said...

Dear Ruth,
It was great to get your news. You will have lots to tell us when you return. Nana and I are well and had a very nice Christmas and New year. We received a card from Nick who went in the pier to pub swim at Lorne. He did it in 19 min.and 17sec.and came 202th out of 436 in the 18 t0 29 year old catergory. Helen's new three leged pug dog is very cute and lively. He visited us last week. Enjoy Paris. We we are looking foreward to your return.

Love from Nana and Pa


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At 12:57 am, Anonymous Hooch said...

Dear Ruth,

So awesome to hear about your adventures on the blog. Can't wait for some photos and to have a chat with you.

I'm going ok. It was great to catch the familly down in Melbourne. Hope to get down there soon.

It's raining heaps hear and feeling very tropical and humid.

See you! x

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