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Sunday, 30 August 2020

A better blogger

 I hope I can be a better blogger this Autumn.

This year has been such a rollercoaster and my emotions have been so up and down and I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling this.

We were hosts this summer to French students learning to speak English. It was extremely hard work having these, sometimes difficult, teenagers in our home. One girl clearly didn't understand very much and I spent more time talking French than I ever have before. That wasn't the point of having her here, they're supposed to learn by immersion in an english speaking home, but she was getting so depressed by not understanding anything that I had to translate constantly. 

Now I'm feeling emotionally exhausted and can't quite decide where to focus my energy next. We need to be looking at our businesses and different ways of earning money. Due to the virus our Gite has stood empty all year, and I'm not even sure I'll want visitors next year! 

I need to rediscover what it is that gets me started in the morning and where my inspiration comes from. That's not easy at the moment as I've hurt my back so badly that I can barely move without looking like a 99year old.  So I'm off to find myself, albeit slowly and with caution :D


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