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I am Pascale and will be living in London for a while. You can read all about my brain-dead tourist situations, embarrassing cultural mistakes and see all the pictures and videos I make. I will also post some proper blogs about the work I do to please my parents and teachers. I'd appreciate it if you left a comment. Use the links underneath the top picture to navigate.

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Friday, 21 May 2010 14:26

Today teacher sent out list of all students and their placements. List can be changed!

Mary Immaculate College Limerick: Kelly van Grinsven
Stranmillis College Belfast: Paul Spierings, Etienne Jonkers, Irene van Zutphen
St Mary's College Belfast: Dennis Meurkes, Daniëlle Ter Horst, Suzanne Vlak, Carola Lubberding

Newman University College: Nadda Khaled, Joly Dinnessen, Saskia van den Hoogen
Birmingham City University: Ali Benrahouane, Marijn Hondorp, Didi Klerk
Liverpool Hope University: Nicole van Beek
University College of Worcester: Nico Dousi, Tim Smets
University of Brighton: Chelsea Klaassen, Hannah Oligschläger, Koen Gieben, Bastiaan Pasman

State University of New York, Albany: Nadia de Beijer
Georgia State University Atlanta: Ine Sijberts, Barbara Smit
University of Central Florida, Orlando: Rutger Verstegen

Individually Organised Programmes as officially communicated:
Pascale van der Burg (London?)
Gijs de Regt (Australia?)

Only people I'm jealous of are Barbara and Ine - Atlanta sounds amazing. But then, London is much better.
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exciting day

Wednesday, 19 May 2010 06:40

Is very early, should be getting ready and having breakfast, but wanted to blog. Today is day I am meeting with teacher. Hopefully get good tips of him. Will try to get money refund for the police check, forgot how much that costs but remember it wasn't cheap. Especially since I need English one. Will also ask what to email back to lady who wants me to come over - had crazy dream that my college paid for a quick visit. Got very nice hotel in my dream. Sad it wasn't real when I woke up.

Will tell you how it went and what I learned later.

Edit: Okay. Am at city hall now to fetch police check form. New building has computers to entertain you while waiting. Also TV, very fancy building. Today I had conversation with teacher. Thought he'd just tell me what to type up and print on official school paper, but instead wrote letter for me. Typed very slow, made unfunny jokes to which I laughed loudly. Maybe bit too loud. Said I was lucky to have found school who want me. Know I am lucky. Walked around school with big envelope, important letter inside, protected like was a treasure. Teacher tried to persuede me to go to Australia. Said no thanks. Tried again. Said I would think about it, but was lying. Want to go to London.

Spotted someone from work - computer is saving me from having conversation, not in the mood for conversation now. Have ticket number A 060 - big screen behind computer says next number is A 047... will be long wait.

Edit: Spent full hour at the city hall of which 30 minutes browsing the web and the other 30 watching Nickelodeon. Our city hall is amazing. Lady couldn't help me, said she needed to read email to prove that they want me to get police check. Instead she gave me form and a note with a number to call for appointment, 'So you won't have to wait for an hour next time.' Thank you nice lady, but I kind of enjoyed waiting with all the fun stuff around. Anyways, case to be continued.
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no fun!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010 22:52

No emails. No fun.
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Monday, 17 May 2010 16:43

Just when I decided to give up on waiting for more emails, I get two.

Dear Pascale,

Thank you for your email. We will not be finalising our placements for Spring 2011 until the new academic year. As you will appreciate we have a vast number of applications for work placements and voluntary work opportunities, we will however keep you information on file and will contact you if we are able to offer you a placement nearer the time.

Thank you again for you interest in Old Palace School.


Office Manager
Old Palace School

As nice as that is, it isn't of any help. I need to know before summer. No, I want to know before summer. So Old Palace is a no-go. Then, the other e-mail. Remember when I said I emailed Bluegate Fields back, asking to consider having me again? I got this.

Dear Pascale

Why don't you come and have a chat? Afternoons are the best time for me, so just let me know when it would suit you.

Bluegate Fields Junior School

I would love to, honestly, but is she forgetting where I'm from? If I had the money to have a one day return to London, I'd do it. No questions asked. How will I reply to this without sounding like a bitch?
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Sunday, 16 May 2010 14:13

Told boss about London yesterday. Seemed excited for me after I said wasn't until January. Wanted to know what kind of school said yes, had nice little chat.
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