Sunday, 20 September 2009

The exchange

Our exchange student J arrived for eight weeks yesterday. We are all really excited. We collected him from the airport and he had a good night sleep. This was just as well, because this morning we had him playing rugby at Kirkby Lonsdale in a match! He usually plays Aussie Rules football so rugby is a new experience. It was great that the coaches were prepared to let him get stuck in and have a go. Only way to learn eh?

He has settled in well with no sign of jet lag, other than the need for an early night now. Mind you- teenager has declared himself bed bound too and its only nine o clock ! Lots of excitement, rugby and now a busy at week coming up- he's put the white flag up.
What a wonderful experience eh? Teenager has spent a couple of months in Melbourne and now his friend is here for the same adventure. Both of them have been to the opposite ends of their own usual worlds. What an opportunity!
As I said to teenager a few months ago - even if he never sets out of the lake district again, he has been further than most people have been in a whole lifetime- and he's only fourteen.
Here's wishing J a wonderful exchange.I hope we can help him make the most of it, and that he will have a great trip.


Busy Bee Suz said...

I hope they both have a wonderful 8 weeks coming up. Fun for the whole family!!!

karen gerstenberger said...

How exciting for all of you! What a wonderful experience. Wishing you great joy each day he is with you.

Daisy said...

Sounds like so much fun for them both. I'm seriously impressed that he isn't jet lagged too - it's usually an absolute killer! Hope his first week goes really well!