But the weekend really takes it away :)

Thursday was awesome! You already know about the big lunch. That evening I visited the Musee des Arts et Metiers. My second time there, but saw more than…

And Thursday lunches nail it!

Say hey to the office. Sushi and two bottles of rosé please! Clockwise from bottom left - Haleh, Margot, moi, Nico,  Marco, Deborah, Manon, Jerome,…

When Wednesday’s start right 

You oversleep just a little and scramble to a Skype call with Yan. He says your interview went well (??), he loves reading your blog (???) and that your…

A slow week

Stephanie left for a holiday Friday evening, and it's like my task list left with her. She'd listed some things I had to do, but I wrapped those up on…

Beyond Champs Élysées 

You haven't found any Eiffel Tower and Arc du Triomphe escapedes here because I've visited Paris before, thrice, and well...there's only so many times you…

She drinks 

You have. No idea. What kind of happiness this bottle of water brought at the end of a fairly crappy day. I have spent my first month here drinking wine,…

Amsterdam, Paris and other wonderful things 

I really don't know why people don't like Parisians. I'm sitting here in a littl artisan boulangerie with a cup of coffee and waiting (because hello slow…

Just that 

The good, the bad, the ugly 

The weekend Rates 6.5/10 Mom came in Friday evening. And we kicked the weekend off with dinner chez Odile, la mère de mon oncle qui etait…

Friday Free Day

Friday at work started with a second breakfast  I ate three (three!!) pain au chocolat et une verre de jus. Something was up with my appetite this…

Le Metro

Et voila! J'ai mon propre carte, chargement pour une mois!  As always, I love the Paris metro system. It's cleaner than most, it's quite fast, and…

3 feet of baguette 

Just because I'm living alone doesn't mean I don't shop at 7.30 am to make myself breakfast in style right?

Hours. And hours. 

Has a day ever felt as long as today? As you know it started before dawn met the horizon. It's past ten and dusk is only hinting in. Everybody at the…

Over enthusiast 

I'm an hour early. I've walked the area up and down. And I haven't a clue what to do now...

Jet lag maybe 

I don't usually do jet lag. But I've been up since 5 am, so maybe I do. Or maybe I just slept too much on my day flight.  My apartment is a lovely…

41.8 kilos (plus me) 41,000 ft in the air 

When I say it was one crazy journey to get here, I'm not even referring to the engineering marvel that is an A330 tube powering through the air. …