One of our forum members from across the pond; a devout fly fisher, Most Popular guy, fly tyer and the the originator of the One Word thread, among others, gave his final English lesson at 11:30AM European time today and crossed the street from his home to the school across the way where he teaches (tough commute!) for the final time in the beautiful town of Montagnac, France where he lives.
Yup, J-P is now a free man!
.......and, no doubt, headed into some celebratory fly fishing tomorrow!
I've been fortunate to fish twice with J-P on his home waters in the Languedoc and Massif Central areas in France. He's a great fly fisher; I can vouch for that. He can see fish where I can only see water and his catch rate is; well, probably in some parts of the US, it would be considered downright illegal!
He and his wife, Tatiana, are wonderful hosts and if he ever comes to the US; and there are a lot of us who hope he does......and soon, I'll be more than happy to return the favors.
So, please join me in wishing Jean-Paul the very best in his retirement; filled with good health and happiness and lots of fish!