A new AFS year

We have a new AFS student. This time we have Maria from Russia and she is only 15 years old! Phew. I don’t know about you but I would not have been ready to travel at that age to another country and culture for the best part of a year.

We picked her up from a very excitable but nervous looking group of AFS students in a lobby area at Manchester Airport. She had a very large suitcase and a rucksack. We took turns with the suitcase until the trolley handle broke-off and it then defaulted to being my problem.

The journey home was slow because of Friday night traffic and we took a few detours. At least it gave Maria a quick tour of a part of England. Not sure what she thought though as her English was a bit rough.

Here we go again …

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