Our apartment was ready when we got there at about one o'clock. We tried to find books and pens and stuff but only ended up with some food. So we ate dinner went to bed and didn't get up until the next morning when we had to report for school.
We showed up for school and wrote a test first thing. It was all essay questions and a verbal interview. I must have done ok because I was placed in level 3 for the afternoon. Yoly is in level 5. That's right level 5 is the highest level they have at this school. The course work is proving challenging for both of us and we both get a ton of homework. I have no shortage of things to study because I missed the first two levels.
There used to be a painting on the wall
The Abbey of Silvacane was restored by the French government in the 1980s it had been used as out buildings for a farm after the French Revolution.
They had stained glass windows in the barn.
And downward looking faces in the granary.
This is Al riding into Aix just before some lady cussed Yoly out for riding on the side walk. We hope she doesn't turn out to be one of our teachers.
Yoly in front of a mossy fountain in Aix
Us waiting to be tested at school.
Yoly fooling around in class with the camera, trying to get me in trouble I think.
First field trip with George. The guy with red shoes.
Lunch on the patio after our first day of school.
Lemons on the terrace.
The garden still looks great.
Pétanque lessons in the park.
The guys are leading the match at this point.
Yoly throwing one of the winning balls.