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Arriving soon…. The New Wave! (Part 2)

general  Arriving soon…. The New Wave! (Part 2)   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceContinuing on from yesterday’s post I thought I’d do some deeper investigation into the new wave of volunteers who, one day, will be able to tell their grandchildren….

I was an Assistant in France once…

Assuming they survive?

And one who did survive was Eyelean who came over about a million years ago back in 2006 and seems to have forgotten to go home?

Obviously you all know about Eyelean because she blogs at the wonderful, really rather good, shouldn’t be missed A Landscape Selected at Random.

Now, I’ve not reviewed that site yet (but I shall, one of these days)…

But I did review Emmygration back rather a long time ago and I remember noting that Emma said of herself… “came to the North East of France in September 2005 to teach English for 7 months, and well, never left. It is where she vents her thoughts about living as an anglophone in France; she thinks of it as therapy.”

Well, I’m not sure the therapy is working but…

It’s still very interesting to read about!

So, which out of the new crop are doomed to forever stay in the land of Red Wine and Smelly Cheese? Well, dear reader, lets see, shall we?




general  Arriving soon…. The New Wave! (Part 2)   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceNormandy

1). Starting today’s list is Hannah who, having already studied in Paris is now returning to Rouen in Normandy to work as an English Language Assistant.

Now, I have absolutely no idea where in America Hannah comes from but…

I do imagine that it’s probably a long way from Texas as her blog… Mon Retour en France is fairly normal and mostly sensible.

I look forward to seeing how Hannah finds France the second time around.

2). And also in Normandy, but this time in Bernay,in the department of Eure, HelBlike who writes very well at a blog called… Mes Pensées.

I believe that Helblike lives in Virginia and, I’m assured that Virginia is a long way from Texas too!

I expect good things from this blog!

general  Arriving soon…. The New Wave! (Part 2)   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceMetz

3). Raudel is, to use his own words… “I’m a garçon from the Chicago area who loves to learn new languages and travel the world.”

And he’s moving to Metz any day now.

You can pop in and say hello to him at…. I love freedom fries.

general  Arriving soon…. The New Wave! (Part 2)   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceAngers

4). Thea has already spent part of a year studying in Nantes and is now coming back but, to Angers this time.

And she’s writing about it at encore étrangère.

If you want to read about Thea’s earlier adventures in Nantes, they can be found at… Exit to Right.

general  Arriving soon…. The New Wave! (Part 2)   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceAngoulême

5). And, in the comic book capital of France we find Messy Jessi who is about to start teaching little froggies and is going to write all about it at… The Surprising Adventures of Me!

I have to say that I do have good feeling about this blog…

I’ve always been overly attracted to blogs where the bloggess says things like… “Angoulême is also about 40km away from the town of Cognac. That’s… all I can really say about that. Expect a lot of posts about my fancy French drinking habits starting in October!”

It shows a touch of class, I rather think….

To know exactly how far your home is from the nearest Booze Factory!

general  Arriving soon…. The New Wave! (Part 2)   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceAbsolutely no idea at all!

6). Nope!

I have no idea what she’s called…

Not the foggiest idea what part of France she’s going to be doing her thing in…

But, she got tattoos on her feet and she says that she’s going to be… “Spending a year in France teaching English and living on baguettes!”

And that’s enough for me!

If any of you know the girl who blogs at Toute le Monde Danse Maintenant

Could you ask her to update her waiting public with details of what to call her and where to find her?

Although I do have this funny feeling that…

She’s going to end up in Brittany!

The weird one always end up here!

I mean, just look at…

Ms. Bretagne herself!

general  Arriving soon…. The New Wave! (Part 2)   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceBrittany

7). And, talking of Brittany….

He’s interested in the weather in Morlaix…

Which is in Brittany.

His website is called Stephen in France so I guess he’s called Stephen (unless he’s just using someone else’s website and he called something totally diferent?)

And I believe he should be arriving here any day?

And girlies…

He’s a posh one! He’s got his own iPhone!


Right, that’s enough excitement for today!

Tomorrow I shall be doing (although not in the biblical sense of the word) this year’s Assistants and Students in Paris and the South of France.

So…

Grab an extra strong pair of incontinence panties…

Put aside a nice big bottle of wine…

I’ve got a feeling tomorrow is going to be an interesting one!

All the best

general  Arriving soon…. The New Wave! (Part 2)   because we all love reading blogs about life in France


6 Comments

  • By k_sam, September 1, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

    Hey! I resent that! (Though considering I am writing this from Bretagne right now, you may be right…)

  • By Keith Eckstein, September 1, 2011 @ 6:55 pm

    Sam

    Which bit do you resent?

    The bit about the weird ones ending up in Brittany?

    I could have also said that the best tasting ones end up in Brittany as well!

    At least, that’s what the Aliens from Outer Space keep telling me!

    All the best

    Keith

  • By Richard Brown, September 2, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    Very interesting series as always, Keith. But tell me, why are all these new Assistants American? Are their no English applicants? Do the French want all their kids talking and spelling American? Puzzling…

  • By Jacqui, September 3, 2011 @ 12:10 am

    Yes Richard they do want their kids speaking American – English kids are often marked down in class for British spelling and pronunciation!

  • By Eileen, September 3, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    Glad to know you like the blog!

  • By Keith Eckstein, September 3, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

    Eyelean

    How could I not like the blog?

    All the best

    Keith

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