It's my third night here in Coly and every time I leave my room in the morning I always think, "Am I really here?" After the 10 hour flight to London, a slight mishap getting from Heathrow to Gatwick, a quick flight to Bordeaux, and a two hour drive, it's still hard to believe I'm here.
The family I'm staying with owns a hotel here in Coly (see gigantic manor house) and on the property, there's also another house (what I'd then refer to as a.. mini manor) where they live. The property/houses have been in the family for 327 years, and it was only turned into a hotel about 20 years ago. A branch of the Dordogne river runs through the property and there are little ducks everywhere.
I wasn't sure how I was going to fair as an au pair, and even now I'm not quite sure where I'm at. But, the kids are all sweet (even if they do like to test me) and hearing them go on and on in French is just about the cutest thing in the world.