Normally the children line up outside the school and their teacher takes them to the classroom but today and tomorrow we are allowed to take them to the classroom. Jasper wasn't bothered so just waved goodbye at the gate and ran off. Penelope was very nervous and I took her to her room and found her a spot at a desk with five other little girls. The children and Mums were all lovely and as they have all moved here from other countries all appreciate what we are going through.
We said goodbye and then went and had a look at the house we are going to rent in Tournefieulle. It is lovely and big and I'm sure we will be very happy there. The family we are renting it from are moving from Toulouse to Lyon. The house will come fully furnished which will be much easier for us and for them.
James then dropped Hannah and I home and went to work. Hannah and I got stuck into her correspondence and she did so well. She understood exactly what to do and sat and concentrated for about an hour and a half. My thanks go out to Lisa and Sally her wonderful teacher aides back in NZ who have got her working at such a great level.
By this time it was 2pm and 30oC so Hannah went for a swim and I watched by the side and got splashed!
We collected the others from school and walked home in the heat. Both Penelope and Jasper enjoyed the first day and started to make some friends.
Tomorrow Hannah and I are going to catch a bus to Pibrac, a nearby village, and post some parcels home so that should be fun!
By the way if anyone knows of anyone who would like 15-20 hours a week work in sunny Toulouse with a gorgeous girl called Hannah let me know as we are on the hunt for a teacher aide!!