Volunteers in France for 2018 Spring Season
La Giraudiere has begun its 2018 Spring Volunteer Season. Over The past several days La Giraudiere has welcomed seven volunteers from England, the USA, and Scotland. Yesterday a returning volunteer, David, prepared a lovely dinner for eveyone. Afterwards, as the sun was setting, sevral volunteers took off on bikes and enjoyed a ride around the winding roads while enjoying the beautiful countryside views of southwest France. Meanwhile, the other half of the volunteers walked through the nearby fields in search of a lake, where they sat and observed the surrounding commmunity to La Giraudiere. Our newest volunteer from the United States, Lily, was welcomed here to her new home of seven weeks just yesterday, and believes La Giraudiere to be a very comfortable and engaging enviornment for her.
As everyone settles in, they look for what activities they feel they fit into. Some have been working around the garden, while weeding and mowing the lawn the volunteers practiced their French and took advantage of the warm sunny weather yesterday. Once it got a bit colder and dark outide, everyone gathered in one of the day rooms and relaxed with their mugs of tea that Emily, a volunteer from England, thoughtfully prepared. The volunteers shared their history with French lessons and told some funny stories about language barriers. It was a relaxed evening for everyone, and shortly after finishing their drinks the volunteers headed to their sleeping quarters. It has been a wonderful start to a new season, and the volunteers are all looking forward to the next few weeks of adventures.
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Written by: Lily Elizabeth Dunlap