I have just been filling in application forms for Parisian schools for the children, in French.
I have been learning French for about 18 months, in preparation for the move to Paris. I know a bit of French now, possibly even enough for a slow speed conversation on something not too complex!
However using it for something functional such as filling in forms is a different matter altogether.
I have enormous respect for laboratory workers (and any other Healthcare Worker for that matter) who have learnt not only to communicate, but to work in their non-native tongue. This must require a lot of determination and hard work.
Working and living using another language will be a real challenge for me and I am inspired by those people I know who have done it already.
p.s. No posts this weekend, off camping!