Kids’ interviews

We’re off! We drove down to Folkestone last night and stayed in a nearby Premier Inn before an early start on the Eurotunnel. We’re now in the van blasting down the delightfully quiet and smooth E23 in northern France right after battling our way across the heavily conjested and potholed UK yesterday.

We also want the kids’ input on our blog and we figured that until we have more time to sit down and help them with it, we’d just interview them to record their perspective on things. Now seems as good a time as ever and as we’ve got them belted in we thought we’d fire a few questions at the pair of them.

‘Iz’  (7) Interview

How do you feel about leaving Halifax?

“Sad. We will miss our friends and we won’t have anyone to play with that we know. I will definitely miss my friends. I will miss the really nice sunsets and our house.”

How do you feel about moving to France?

“A bit happy but a bit sad. I’m going to have a bigger life and lots more experiences.”

What are you going to do when you get there?

“Sledge, play in the snow, snowball fight, go skiing.”

Do you think it’ll be easy to make friends?

“No.” [Why not?] “‘Cos they’re French and I don’t know how to speak French.”

What are looking forward to?

“I want to experience more things and find out more.”

 

‘T’ (4) Interview

How do you feel about leaving Halifax?

“Not good. I’m gunna miss it. It’s gunna be rubbish. I’m gunna miss our sofa. [!]”

How do you feel about moving to France?

“Excited!”

What are you going to do when you get there?

“Play in the snow and go on my sledge… We need to send a photo of the snow to Ruby because she said it only snows in France on Christmas day.”

Are you looking forward to learning to speak French?

“Yesss!.. (pause for thought)  Oui.!”

What else will we do in the mountains?

“Snowboard, ski, play.”

What do you think school will be like?

“Weird.”

Do you think it’ll be easy to make new friends?

“No. Because we’ve never been to France before.”

What are looking forward to?

“Going back to England.” (Just terrific!)

Well, there you have it, mixed feelings of loss and excitement. They’re both excited about the future but Iz will really miss her friends and T will miss the sofa and is looking forward to going back to England. Oh dear! Perhaps it’ll help when he realises they have sofas in France too…


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