vendredi, juin 20, 2008

movin' and shakin'!

There has been a lot going on around here but since I try not to post too much personal stuff on here I've been holding back.

But never fear dear readers things are happening around here! Mystery Guest and I went to the agence immobliere today to get the list of documents needed for our apartment rental. We'll be moving out of Caen to V-town at the end of June into a great duplex apartment! (hint, come visit! there's plenty of room!). If you take a look on the map V-town is on the Cotentin peninsula on the way to Cherbourg. Yes, it is tiny town but on the main train line and has everything you really need downtown. Plus Mystery Guest starts his full time job July 1st and can walk the 500m to work every day and I'll start my job probably in October. I found a job teaching English at a private school in Caen and am able to arrange my schedule to only work 4 days a week. I'll be taking the 45 minute train ride those days to go teach. The best thing is that my job will give me a CDD for the first year and then if all goes well I'll get my grubby little paws on a CDI! Yippee!

For you Caen peeps no worries, I'll be in town a lot, promise! This summer will consist of finishing my memoire, passing my drivers license and preparing lessons for next year, I won't be bored but I'm sure to get sick of sitting in front of a computer all day!

I am however preparing myself for the internet withdrawal I'm sure to have when we move until we can get a line set up. I said to a friend the other day that I think that blogs are the Soap Operas of our generation and I really feel it when I miss a post! But they are such a wonderful way of exchanging information - for example Mystery Guest might have an allergy to gluten and having already read GlutenFreeGirl I hopped over there to take a look at things to eat and different symptoms to understand more. He's giving a gluten-free diet a go this week to see if it helps. I made a yummy veggie dish last night, totally just my own creation but it wasn't half bad!

6 commentaires:

Le Tigre in France a dit…

You're so right about blogs being the soap operas of our generation! Too true indeed..

Good luck with the move and new job!

Emma a dit…

Hello!
I ordered my french keyboard stickers from ebay.co.uk but the website of the company is www.4keyboard.com they are based in canada i think. they boast any language stickers and lots of colours. I'm still getting used to them but at last i can type in french with all the accents too!

Linda a dit…

I'm new here-thanks for visiting my blog-and I hope you will be happy with your move to a new place. I've only been in that part of France twice but I really liked it. It sounds like a great location for living and work.

Andromeda a dit…

Internet withdrawal is super hard the first few days, but then you discover your many hidden talents for Freecell and Spider Solitaire, lol. And you watch a lot more TV which normally would be bad, but since it's in French it counts as studying!

kc a dit…

have fun in the contentin! it's no caen but it is pretty, and you're right, at least it's on the main train line (just like carentan ;)! congrats to you and mystery guest on the jobs, it sounds like things are coming together really well! I have no idea when I'll make it back to that part of France but when I do I will look you up, yay!

Kristin

Milk Jam a dit…

Thanks everyone! Getting all this paperwork and planning stuff done, what a pain! I heard moving ranks up there on stress levels with divorce and death... yuck! But once its done it will be great and with plenty of room for guests! ;-)