Marseille 2011

Greetings from Marseille!  I am half way through my 6 weeks here.  Some days the French flows better than other days.  I am shadowing a GP in a rural medical practice around an hour away from Marseille.  The vocabulary that I am learning is mostly in the presentation of problems by the patient.  It is a fantastic learning opportunity and I am extremely grateful to Dr Houn and his wife for their help.

For the first 2 weeks, I was house-sitting and cat-sitting for a Scottish family and I am very grateful for the use of their house.  Though I am less thankful to the cat for the frequent gifts of nearly-dead lizards and mice!  I am now living in a shared flat with a girl from the Christian Union in Marseille.

Me on St. Victoire.

I am involved in my local church here and am also involved in a puppet presentation of the story of Jonah that the AIM team here are doing on Saturday 14th May.  I am managing to squeeze in some time with friends here, some Frisbee practices (for a different knowledge of vocabulary) and I finally managed to climb the local mountain, St Victoire.