Letter to Family
Dear familie, my name is Valentine Herr. I come from Belgium in wallonie, from a quite
village Pietrebais. It is close to Brussels. There I live with my parents and one of my
two older sisters. The older is 33 years old and live with her husband with their two
daughters of 1 and 3 years old. I used to go to high school in Louvain-la-neuve, in
Lycee Martin 5, a catholic school, one of the best of the place. I had my certificate in
2007. During this time I loved dancing and singing. I did lots of shows and sang in a
choir" l'enssemble vocal du brabant wallon".
After I went to university, at UCL in communication but I stopped to go study in
Brussels at IHECS in communication too. I stayed two years in Brussles where I met lots
of people and had lots of news life experience. But I decided to stop my studies for a
while and now I am travelling until september.
I am in UK since the end of february and I really enjoyed here. I went in Brighton.
Before, I used to visit the wales, the yorkshire and I also went to Dundee where a friend
of mine is studying. I have some contact here. I would like to stay until summer but I
miss a safe environment as a familie. That's why I would like to stay in an english
familie where I can offer my help with caring for child, instead of being here like a
tourist I prefer to be invested in life here. I used to help my sister and her husband
several time. I really enjoyed helping them it is a great joyce! I helped her in the
morning and stayed with the older home when it was her school holliday. As you can see I
can write in english( sorry for mistakes of course) but furthermore I can speak quite
good. I used to have manies oral exams in my communication school, that's where I
In the life I am a very funny person, spontaneous, curious, rsponsible, very nice and
quiet. I like travelling, descovering news things, studying, read. I used to dance but now
not any more. I decided to learn tai-chi-shuan and started to do surf and ski. When I
come back in Belgium I would like to study public relations or management on short term
and work at the same time, indeed my parents are retired yet, so it is very important for
me to be mature and responsible, to be independant in life, doing things well.
(I am staying in London yet)