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.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara
    May 09, 2011 @ 20:38:11

    Love the look of your blog, well done – you’re getting everything organised! I was reminded of your comment that God’s timing is perfect and we need to be reminded just to trust and wait on him…”For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future…”
    Love & hugs, Barbara xx


  2. keith simpson
    May 19, 2011 @ 07:26:55

    Hi Catherine,
    I know the studying can be a pain but be encouraged by this: “It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.” Pr 19:2


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