Friday, 4 March 2011

Maud and Emma's Blog

Hi I am Maud a french volunteer, and I am spending two weeks at the Ryedale Folk Museum.
The ryedale folk museum accepted to welcome me during my trip in the goal of meeting people to practise my english and of course discover the museum and the history.
So the first day Emma presented me to the staff and  the volumteers. Then before we opened,  Emma and Willow showed me the museum and tried to explain a little the role of the different buildings. We have even given a french name for the chickens: Poulet and Polo...
After this visit, Emma taught me a typical activity. This was how to Rag Rug. I have learnt that Rag Rugging was a really important job and I found it rather easy to follow but it's because Emma was a patient teacher.
We have used these fabrics yesterday to make rag rugs, it was funny and easier than I thought.
After these days spent in the museum I think that the museum is a place very interesting to see the different ways of living in the past and to have the impresion to travel through the history. So I'm very lucky to be in this museum because the people are very passionate about the museum and they take the time to explain me their hobbies / jobs so to finish I can say to them " A Big Thank you to everybody " and of course to Emma to spend time with me during these two weeks. so bye bye and  I hope to see you soon :)

To begin with I want to say a massive welcome to Maud. She had been absolutely fantastic these past few days. She has been a great help and I have to say her English is amazing. My french isn't as good now but I still know how to have a conversation. (BONJOUR TOUT LE MONDE!!!) I  really enjoyed spending time with Maud, she is a really kind and funny person. I will need to see her in France one day.
I have learnt a lot from Maud and she has learnt a lot of english phrases and sentences from us which is great in my opinion. I think this has been one of my best weeks because it is good to use the french language once again and I have had lots of fun. It isn't going to be the same without Maud. So we are so going to make the most of it. I may take Maud out for something to eat. Fish and Chips anyone!!!
Overall I have had a great time getting to know Maud and I am sure she will come back and visit.

Au revoir tout le monde!!!
Maud et Emma
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