Today my Dearest, Darling, Daughter, Poppy leaves UK and goes to France to begin a sojourn as a Chalet Assistant (known in my day as a 'Chalet Girl' - apparently totally un-pc to use this term now though!)
This is part of her 'Gap Year' before University next September and she is there until April next year - I know that she has mixed emotions about going - she is first and foremost very excited and looking forward to it all but also obviously apprehensive about embarking off into the unknown to experience a new way of life and a job she has not done before, not to mention leaving friends and family behind. I am so proud of her especially as it means Christmas out there too.
All I do know is that she will be guaranteed (well 99% certain of) a white Christmas at Chalet Boomerang in Les Gets.... (photo of the Chalet above) .... From what I can gather though the company seems very 'jolly' and I think there is definitely an Australian theme going on (sort of a clue in the name I would imagine!) and so therefore I think she will be in for a great time too..... Bonne Chance my love....
She has promised to do a blog also whilst there - but so far (despite cajoling from me!) there has only been one post - see my page on the right - 'My Time in France as A Chalet Girl'..... - this was the getting ready part - hopefully will be updated more regularly when she arrives!!