Friday, 31 December 2010

Party time!

Every year, our primary school organises a student exchange for one week with a school in Germany. One year it's their turn and the next it's ours! We have always welcomed the German children into our home over the years (I say years because all of our five children have been or are still schooled there) but I have never had the courage to send them to Germany in an unknown family,so young , and not knowing the language. They are only 9  years of age, which seems to me very young for this kind of exchange.

 Anyway we have always had a successful time with the German kids because my husband (who is Swiss) speaks perfect German so communication is no problem. Last year we welcomed a little girl called Selena who apparently so loved staying with us, that on a later visit with her parents to Paris they dropped by to say hi!!
 So we could meet her parents and to cut a long story short we found out that her father was a Mars representative!!! My husband being the shy kind of person he is asked the man if he ever has samples?
 Well what a surprise; two days before christmas and this in heavy snow, we received a huge box with the Mars logo all over it !!!! My kids eyes nearly fell out of their heads.
  They had never seen so much chocolate gathered together in one place.........our place!
Needless to say that we have enjoyed chocolate everyday and that we have surely gained a few hundred grammes in all this feasting.............!

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Blogger Posie Patchwork said...

How hilarious!! All that from one Mars rep??!! What a lovely deal, 9 does seem young, my middle girls are 9 & i can't imagine posting them off overseas on exchange. Your German speaking husband must be brilliant for a smooth stay. Love Posie

31 December 2010 at 19:46  
Blogger Joy McD said...

Oh wow!!!!!!!! What can I say? Amazing!!

3 January 2011 at 18:53  

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