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Visite en Normandie

Nous sommes rentrés du Château du Molay hier soir sans problèmes. Le groupe était formidable et personne n'a eu la grippe! Le groupe avant nous avait décidé de raccourcir leurs vacances de deux jours car ils ont eu quatre ou cinq personnes atteints de la grippe "porcine". Le Daily Mail a fait un reportage mensonger et alarmiste (quelle surprise), disant que les Anglais avaient été obligés par les services médicaux de rentrer en Angleterre. La vérité, c'est qu'ils avaient pris cette décision eux-mêmes. Le Daily Mail a inventé la moitié des détails dans leur reportage. A mon avis ils ont dû trouver un parent rancunier qui n'aime pas la France. Le Daily Telegraph a imprimé le même reportage le lendemain. Il avait paru également dans The Sun et l'Express.

Ce genre de reportage fait peur aux gens (y compris un certain nombre de nos parents d'élève) et c'est une honte.

On a eu du beau temps pour la plupart, et nos visites habituelles se sont bien passées: la tapisserie de Bayeux, Arromanches, Omaha, le Mémorial, le Mont St Michel (je ne l'ai jamais vu si bondé de touristes), St Malo et Ouistreham. Les profs ont bien joué ensemble, mon collègue John Mattinson (Dr John) nous divertissant avec ses anecdotes de famille. Merci à John, Dr Pat, Donna, Sharon, Chris, Helen, Marq, John et Samantha. Et aux élèves aussi!

Demain, c'est les vraies vacances en famille. Nous rejoignons Joel à Calais et descendons vers la maison à Puyravault. Que le soleil soit au rendez-vous.

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