Lost in France – (recent video)

I write ‘recent video’ rather than the term I used before ‘current video’ as it is something I uploaded about a month ago already and the backlog of keeping 2011 uploaded YT videos current on here is already bigger than I expected it to be, so I’ll be working on that between now and the end of March. Anyway, it’s video I took in early July, so the footage itself is more than 8 months old, and I did the post-production a good 4 months back, if I’m not mistaken.

It’s actually pretty bad of me not to have accelerated this one a bit, as it tells the story of how the French police rescued George when he ran away during our French holiday, and how the provincial French detectives used the knowledge that autistic children and animals follow the direction of the sun when they don’t know where to go to uncannily track and locate him, even before the dogs arrived from Tours, and while the helicopter circling overhead had no clues, as he was in a barn.

If you have or know anyone with autistic children, you should listen to this one, as it could come in very handy…

And chapeau bas to the French police. Even in a sleepy village, those guys are wide awake. As far from the Clouseau image as you could get.

2 thoughts on “Lost in France – (recent video)

  1. It’s reassuring to see a positive outcome to a lost child story. A pleasant antidote to the diet of sensation hunting and police bashing the press are fond of feeding us in the U.K.
    Bravo les gendarmes.
    Cussay seems to offer idyllic french countryside. Such colour and space. What a place to unwind in. I envy the French their lower population density compared to our somewhat overcrowded Angleterre.


  2. Hi Dave,

    What a dear little boy your son Georgie is! My fifth child Stephen, has Down Syndrome, Global Development Delay and Autism, so I share some commonality with you and your wife. Stephen too has been rescued by the police twice, so I can pretty much imagine how you felt when Georgie ran away. I remember running through the streets calling Stephen, with my heart in my mouth, praying at the same time, and wondering if he was dead or alive. (Stephen has no qualms about running straight out into traffic). He must have a guardian angel, for sure.

    We’ve had to modify our lifestyle – there are many activities that my husband & I cannot do together with our children in public. Going to a coffee shop is unthinkable, & even grocery shopping is difficult. However, I choose to be positive. Sure, it’s tough. Stephen is a gift to our family. He enriches our lives, and he makes my heart sing every day.

    I choose to make the most of the situation, and I study university online here in Australia on and off. I recently completed 13 weeks’ study from scratch in Mandarin, and now Goldlist for Mandarin and Japanese.

    I’m still a beginner in Chinese, so there may be some errors – but I have learned to express in Chinese a couple of thoughts about Stephen: 斯蒂芬患有唐氏综合症,全球发展迟缓和自闭症,但是他是很高兴。斯蒂芬是残疾儿童可是,他是上帝赐予的礼物。我的儿子可爱。
    All the best to you and your lovely wife.

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