Hello Mr Matthew,
Pleased you arrived safely and to see you are having such a good time and being so well looked after.
Sorry about last week the body gave in! Have heard my right hand ladies managed to get you all sorted. Have a good trip and will get caught up at a later date
Kind regards to Naina
Mary and Auntie Ang
I am writing this after a very busy day at HIM Academy. I was given a full Indian welcome this morning as you can probably tell from the photos. I was humbled by the whole experience and over whelmed. We then had a hour of press conferences!! I will be on the TV this evening and in the papers tomorrow. I then had meetings with Principal, Managing Director and Vice Principals who are Naina and her sister in law. Plus the Principal and MD are Naina's parent in law.
This afternoon i spent meeting the students of the academy. They were very polite, well mannered and responsive. I have never given my autograph to so many people!
Ok will blog more tomorrow
Sounds like you are becoming a bit of a superstar over there!!
Tell Naina she can't keep you, we are all missing you, especially Mary who is really quite poorly and had to go home again today.
Must get back to my books now, will organise an autograph signing session for you when you get back!
Enjoy the rest of your time.
Be in touch soon and don't forget the recipes from Naina.
We all at HAPS are very happy with Matthew's each day's performance.
I hope he'll be excellent for rest of the his stay at HAPS. I'm
sending you the Indian receipee book with him.
looking forward to see you at some point again.
Sorry to hear Mary is not well. Please send her my best wishes. Thankyou for your messages. It is good to hear from you all. Today i made my address in assembly. It seemed to go well and the students were very attentive. I have also been learning traditional Indian games and could not help but get involved. This afternoon i visited the 16 - 18 year old students and gave a power point presentation on Gartree. So its been another great day with good food inbetween. I will be a stone heavier when i get back. Please keep the messages coming
Ps Forgot to say in previous message after yesterdays press conference i was Indian TV last night and in 7 newspapers today. I am a local celebrity. People in the streets just keep asking me for my autograph
See you soon
Great to read your updates every day. I am getting the pupils to read them and staff are also keen to find out how you are.
You seem to have done lots and will have some really good memories by the end of your visit. :)
Glad the presentations went well.
Wish I was there instead!
Hi Matt and Naina,
It was good to be able to speak to you both on the video. I am so pleased it worked. The pen pals loved it and look forward to meeting again in the future.
Hope the press conference went well.
Gartree got a mention in the Target this week (yr 9s who took over East Lindsey District Council on Friday).
Love the new hairstyle Naina!
OUR FORM HAVE LOOKED AT THE WONDERFUL PICTURES, YOU ,LOOK VERY TALL COMPARED TO THE PEOPLE ON THE PICTURES!!!
THE LITTLE HAT SUITS YOU WELL AND YOU SEEM TO BE ENJOYING YOURSELF.
WE WOULD LIKE TO BE THERE WITH YOU BECAUSE IT LOOKS FUN.
WELL DONE FOR TEACHING THEM KNIVES AND FORKS, WE ARE IMPRESSED.
WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR TELLING US ABOUT THE TRIP, SAFE JOURNEY
YEAR 8 GB