Sunday, August 31, 2014

La rentrée

Like thousands of other children his age, Olivier went to his new school today as the new term gets underway!

Except that most schools probably don't start on a Sunday.  Olly's did!  It's the Institute Croix des Vents -- Saint Joseph, located an hour and a half from us (due north, toward the beaches in Caen) in the village of Sées.  You might have guessed, it's a traditional Catholic School, a boys-only school, and a boarding school.  He'll be taking the train Monday mornings and returning Fridays thus spending four nights with the other 143 students in the dormitory!

Something all new for him and for us but a change we think will be very positive all around!  Here's a (not very good) picture of him yesterday with Claire in his new uniform and tie! (Notice his height compared to his sister!)


  1. He's getting big too fast ! And what a handsome boy !

  2. Lovely photo of them both. You must miss him during the week :-(