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Oliver Norman rentokil.fr
I’m the online marketing assistant for the French website here at Rentokil. I’m actually half Canadian and half Welsh, but I grew up in France where everybody thought I was German because I’m blond. I didn’t even know that being blond was a German stereotype.
I eventually left France because I was bored of people thinking I was called “Olivier” and I couldn’t spell my own name, and then feeling sorry for me and blaming it all on the German education system.When I was 18 I decided to become an English teacher, and went to try myself out on some Spanish students in Madrid for a few months. That was great fun, and I rank Madrid right up there with black coffee and Celine Dion, no seriously!
I carried on teaching English in the summer holidays, but for the past three years I was at Uni in Southampton studying Economics and Finance and I graduated in July 2010.
It probably came as a surprise to you when you learnt last week that the world was going to end on May the 21st and that no one had thought to tell you any sooner. I only had two days warning, which is frankly not enough to prepare for Hell. But on Sunday the 22nd [...]
So blog post number one then… Where I grew up in this big old barn house in the south of France, me and my family were pretty used to rats. It was an ongoing battle that became part of every day life, just like brushing your teeth or arguing with the neighbour. But one fateful [...]