FRENCH STYLE: Celine Gaillard, 20, has come to Gladstone from France to work in child care.
FRENCH STYLE: Celine Gaillard, 20, has come to Gladstone from France to work in child care. Rosie Obrien

French visitor still getting used to the heat

FRENCH woman Celine Gaillard has come a long way from home to experience the Aussie lifestyle.

Originally from the Swiss mountains, the 20-year-old moved here a month ago.

Celine has always been fond of sports, loving hiking and skiing, which is what lead her to stop in at the Byron Bay surf camp where she learnt to surf during twice a day sessions, five days a week.

After successfully mastering her surfing skills, Celine made the trip further north after accepting a job as a full-time nanny, in which she will work until mid-January.

"I found the job online and thought why not? What an experience," she said.

The newest member to Gladstone has already been enjoying our beautiful Tannum Sands beach and even climbed Mount Larcom.

"Not a lot of people like Gladstone, but I do, you've to experience all the beautiful spots," she said.

"But I'm not used to the heat yet; it's snowing back home right now which is so different."

On the weekends Celine spends her time exploring our neighbouring hot spots like Rockhampton and Great Keppel Island.

"I've made a lot of friends through my child care job," she said. "We all like to get together socially and take the kids out and about."

When Celine leaves Gladstone early next year she will head back home to her family and will be continuing her medical studies.



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