Our Spanish visitor is lovely. He is polite, charming, speaks pretty good English and seems to be enjoying himself. He has had a trip to Gloucester to watch rugby with the gentlemen of the house and yesterday we all went to Oxford to see the dreaming spires and the Pitt Rivers Museum.
I have quite enough trouble discerning my own teenage boy's mood and have been quite anxious about judging the interests, likes and dislikes of our visitor but he seems to be fine and he appears to be settling in. He was bundled off to school with J this morning which I think was making him a little nervous, as can be expected. I've given him enough food to keep him going for a week and he will see his friends who have also spent the weekend with their families. Hopefully he will have a good day. Roast dinner for supper. What's not to like?
It must have been a bit of a shock to the system to finish school in your own city on Friday afternoon, travel for a good few hours and arrive in a car park in Wiltshire to be taken to a village to stay in the wind and the rain to stay with a family you barely know beyond a couple of emails. I take my hat off to him - I'm not sure how either of my two would feel about such an adventure. He's coped brilliantly but I do hope we've made it as easy for him as possible.
The weather here is horrible - wild and windy, not quite freezing but cold enough. I have come home from drop off and seitched every light on in the kitchen and am trying to start my essay for college (hence the posting instead!). The title: 'Line of enquiry: an investigation of related drawing practices." Suggestions will be gratefully received!
Have a good week!