Volunteer from Scotland helps project in France
Saturday morning at Chalais station, gare de Chalais, we said goodbye to Eilidh a volunteer from Dunblane in Scotland. Eilidh arrived at La Giraudiere on the 19th of August and spent three weeks with us volunteering. During her time Eilidh helped on many of the volunteering activities including Housekeeping, office admin social media, blogging and the accounts for the association.
Eilidh is a student at Stirling University and is studying International Management, French and Spanish. Her knowledge of the French language proved very useful and she has put it to good use when checking the updates to our French section of the website.
This was Eilidh first trip abroad alone and she enjoyed the independance and the security which La Giraudiere provides to people travelling alone, especially first timers, during her stay she became an avid supporter of the local football team, Foot Sud Charente, a club iniated by both the former clubs of Brossac and Chalais.
She also experienced several outings, or excursions, with the group, including to a plus belle village de France namely Aubeterre-sur-dronne famous also for it’s monolithique church and stunning village.
A trip to the wonderfull coast of South West France was also included which took in yet another plus belle village de France namley Talmont situated on the esturary of the Garonne river just prior to the alantic ocean. After Talmont there was a trip to the small seaside town of Saint-Palais-sur-mer taking in the costal city of Royan.
A big thank you to Eildh for all you did at La Giraudiere and for your help with the group your lovely scottish accent will be sadly missed by us all.