Friday, September 24, 2010

Fair Exchange!

I love the way that blogging has introduced an element of trading into our lives - we can swap and trade things we've made rather than paying money for them. There is another excellent exchange system I'm benefiting from: I teach English (at all levels),
and my language school is now giving me lessons in French in exchange for some of my English lessons! This is great - it's hard to find a good French teacher at the kind of rates we can pay, but it's easy enough to work for my lessons. I am very pleased!
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And thank you so much for your kind thoughts for my mother, and all the family, including the dog. Not a good time for family health at the moment...

12 comments:

Lorrie said...

How wonderful that you can swap for something you really want.
Thanks for keeping us posted on your mother and family.

Serenata said...

I think in this day and age this sort of thing is the perfect arrangement. I have done similar swaps like this in the past.

Will continue my prayers for you all. {{hugs}} Lorraine

marble rose said...

Finally my computer will let me leave a message. Just to say you have been in my thoughts & prayers.

xxx

The Gramps said...

So sorry to hear about your mother, she is in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda x

Pia K said...

oh swaps are great, and this kind of intellectual property swap kind of thing, fantastic!

beck said...

Hey Floss, sounds like a good trade! I'm sorry to hear there are health issues right now, I've missed a few posts as I'm away. My thoughts & prayers are with you honey, hope all is ok xo

Sarah said...

Oh I'm sorry to hear things aren't too good. Hopefully all will be over their sickness soon. Have fun at your French lessons!

Heidi said...

I love that they will exchange lessons...oh trading is fun!

carol at home said...

Fair exchange indeed.

Lola Nova said...

Yes, swaps are wonderful. I am trading lovely painting by a friend in exchange for a couple sewing lessons!

harmony and rosie said...

A fair exchange indeed. So sorry to hear you're going through the mill with family health. Wishing you all lots of love and strength. x

bad penny said...

I've just finished packaging up a swap ( two copies left if you want Floss 1900 copies of La Mode to swap on my other blog The Linen Shelf )It would be a bit like " carrying coles to Newcastle" as the man from the rec yard picked them up over n France !

I love the idea of barta we used to use it for babysitting in Spain .

Hope things improve for your familyxx