Sunday, 10 October 2010

I should have posted this on Friday.

Today is the last day of the working week, of which I am pleased. Not that I have been working countless hours or anything; I didn't even go into the school on Tuesday or Wednesday. I am assured by my colleagues that this weekend is going to bring lovely weather in 'le nord'. I'll believe it when I see it. So far I have witnessed a general theme of rain and fog. I fear this will set the mood for a long and typical winter in Northern France. But, being British, I am hardened to such a climate. I pity any of those American girls coming over from the west coast to be assistants.

I'm not actually sure of my plans for the weekend yet, but I do know that I will be leaving Lillers. I would like to take advantage of the shops in Lille, but this will have to wait until I've actually been paid. There are lots of places that I want visit, so it's good that I have so much free time. I feel like I should take ip a hobby or something. Particularly as I am quizzed daily by french students on what my 'obbies are, and they always seem a little disappointed with my answer! I think hobbies are more difficult to acquire in France though. I would probably need my birth certificate (officially translated of course), social security number and a RIB from the bank just to use the local pool.

I have been pondering my 'Toussaints' 10 day holiday in 2 weeks times. I wasn't planning on returning home, but maybe I'll take a little excursion to England and visit some friends that I haven't seen for a while. If nothing else, I can stock up on the items that cost a small fortune here. I can only assume that feminine products are infused with gold during the export process.

As am added note, I am getting very little sleep in France. I appear to wake up every 90 minutes throughout the night. Something which, as you can imagine, I thoroughly enjoy. Industrial under-eye concealer has become essential.

Well...that is all. Short and sweet for once!

P.S. I am not convinced I have actually spoken any French yet today. This is not bon.

Highlight of the day: Buying my '6 cereales' bread from the boulangerie. It's actually delicious! I love the baker a little bit. AND i managed to collect my carte bleue (debit card) from the bank succesfully all on my own!

Low-point of the day: A German man wandered into my apartment by accident. Amusing....but odd.



  1. Your concerned parents10 October 2010 at 22:50

    We are glad that youv'e got through your first week unscathed except for colour contamination in your laundry.
    Very happy that you are settled and still have a sense of humour.
    I am slightly concerned about the German shepherd in your flat ......

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  3. wandering into your apartment? that is very weird xxx

  4. Hey Hannah,
    how's your life going on? I hope it all goes really really well :)

  5. Have you talked your landlord about that weird man?

    Take care...

    PS: How did you find the demonstrations and riots about retirement reforms there? Thank God I am OUT OF my country for a bit, this situation is just pain in the arse.


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