For those of you who don’t know, I’m going to be working in France for the next seven months, coming home only for Christmas and Easter (I think). I am now living in the north east of France, quite close to Germany and Luxembourg. I’m just 20km outside the city of Metz in a little town called Rombas. For those of you who know Emmanuel and/or Christine, I’m just about 5 minutes from each of them. Emmanuel lives in Clouange adn Christine in Amneville.
I arrived at about 2:30 and was picked up by Elodie, one of the English teachers at the school, and given a tour of everything. The school is huge and caters for people of quite a large age range. I think I’ll be working with the older students.
My apartment is pretty big. I think that I’m going to be living with the German assistant. THe best part about my apartment though, is the fact that just about everything is here. I thought that I would have to buy a load of things but the previous assistants left loads of stuff for me to use! Like the title of this blog suggests – my God is so good.
In my apartment I have these unexpected pleasures: a washing machine, a coffee machine (!), a mini one person peculator (!!), bedding, 5 duvets, cutlery, crockery, a TV, two DVD players, comfy furniture, Wi-Fi, books all about being an English teaching assistant, slippers, bins, cleaning stuff, pots, pans, a lamp for my bedside table, a microwave, and two hypodermic needles. Ok, so I won’t be needing the last two but it does drive me to think “just how bad is this place?”
Supermarkets are close by and so is everything else. Everything is within 10-15 minutes walking distance and there are numerous bus stops to go into Metz. I love this place already.
Sadly I’m a little lonely – missing all you lovely lovely people, but hey – what did you expect?
I’ve been invited out for dinner at one of the English teacher’s houses tonight, which is fantastique to say the least. I know I’ll get along just fine here – they’re all as addicted to caffeine as I am, which is saying something!
Thank you for reading – enjoy your green and pleasant land!
Here’s a video that should make you smile – Police spending 9 hours playing Wii bowling.