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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:09 pm 
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DD: "Muuuuuum, can I do the french exchange thing at school?"

Me: "Mmmmmmm yeah, if you want."

Fast forward 6 months or so.

Me: "So, when do we get to know about your french exchange student?"

DD: "On Tuesday."

Tuesday arrives.

Me: "Don't forget to let me know who you've got."

DD: " I got a boy - he's in sixth form."

Me: "Gulp."

I think school have just made my DD the most popular girl in 4th form atm.

Me, I'm panicking at how we are going to entertain him.

DD is currently taking requests for sleepovers from her friends for the 10 days duration :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


So, peeps, how do we entertain him and more importantly, what do we feed him?????? :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:12 pm 
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Oh my!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Snowdrops wrote:
So, peeps, how do we entertain him and more importantly, what do we feed him?????? :roll:
Link up with other host families for excursions, visit the nearest city, country walks/bike rides, PS2. He could mow the law/creosote the fence/redecorate a room :wink:. Feed him anything but lots of it! Add potatoes/bread rolls/pasta etc to every meal! My DS's snack between meals on breakfast cereal either with or without milk.

He'll probably be 5'2", weigh barely 8 stone, love playing chess or monopoly and you'll wonder what you were worrying about!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:18 pm 
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I would say feed him anything & everything - he will probably have a huge appetite! Let's just hope he doesn't have an appetite for DD or her friends! What a strange mismatch!

Seriously though, I'm sure he will be great and will just want to do the same things as any teenager - bowling etc? Probably won't be so keen on an afternoon shopping!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:33 pm 
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Are you sure he is on a French exchange? :idea:

I thought individual exchanges like that stopped years ago at most schools and instead it's all these group visits where no-one speaks the foreign language at all.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:59 pm 
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Snails & frogs legs :) ???!! Good Luck!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:25 pm 
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I wouldn't worry about entertaining him. Sounds like DD has already got that sorted with the sleepovers. Poor lad is going to be exhausted! Lots of French bread with fried mushrooms, cream and parsley. Yum.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:24 pm 
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Halemum wrote:
I wouldn't worry about entertaining him. Sounds like DD has already got that sorted with the sleepovers. Poor lad is going to be exhausted! Lots of French bread with fried mushrooms, cream and parsley. Yum.


No, no (non, non!). Lots of roast beef with the Yorkshire pud first to fill him up! When does he arrive, Snowdrops?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:17 am 
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He arrives on 28th October :D

Our school exchanges with a private school in the south of France :shock:

We have organised a day trip to London with another school friend/exchange student.

We are also trying to get tickets for a footie match of some sort.

Lots of local outings planned (taking into consideration his likes/dislikes - gleaned from email contact shortly).

If we get really stuck, we have a native french speaker who lives next door, although we did consider, last night, talking to him in broad Yorkshire and seeing how he gets on :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fish and chips and Indian food are on the menu for definite :D

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:54 pm 
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How funny - I'm amazed they mix girls with boys - can't believe there's not some weird health and safety rule about that!!!! Look forward to hearing how you get on. I hope he's nothing like my 16 year old son, he'll eat you out of house and home !!!!!! :lol:


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