Yesterday at Bordeaux Church was encouraging, with some new folk including a pastor's kid and a missionary kid, some interest in helping with the English Conversation Classes and generally a good spirit.
However Catrin had to go home ill. Nothing serious. Just one of those things. In fact on Saturday she'd been taken ill in a shop in the city and then had recovered enough to come home OK.
So today being the first day at university, you can understand us being a little ... apprehensive.
And all went swimmingly. Her course sounds great. She starts in earnest on 21st. It all sounds like lots of hard work, but stimulating, interesting and engaging, and with a good bunch of students.
Meanwhile from September our allowance is being adjusted for inflation to put us back on the same level we were on in 2005. At the moment it's not easy to digest, but it's a huge encouragement for the next ten years.