Peter M Howard ::

and the winner is ... (syd-en-ey)

01May2004 [france]

Ballot's complete and I'm going to Reims, which ended up being my first preference, so I'm very happy. Spending a year there from next January, which includes the 4 month European summer holiday! Friends keep promising to visit or just ending up in Europe next year.

Reims sounds like a great spot - small city of 200,000, 1.5 hours north east of Paris, about as far to Belgium, Luxembourg, little further to Germany or the Channel crossing.

Map of France showing Reims

Now that I actually know where I'm going I can start making plans for next year - where to live, where to visit...