It appears that the rigorous efforts out in the wilds of Provence have not daunted spirits. Robbie is a study of enthusiasm overcoming experience (or total lack of it) resulting in happiness and surprise. I can't wait to hear all the gory details.
hope, you're so in your element!
You are so radiant, Julian! So far from the sulky figure painted by Van Gogh. Thanks to a bright smile like this one, your students definitely cannot fail. Positive atmosphere, unaffected empathy are so crucial. One of your gifts.