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10th October

Day off from training...all about the 4day week in France!

rain 16 °C

Went out and had a drink with a load of the other assistants last night which was fun. The place we went to had a massive beer menu including beer cocktails...weird.

Had a liein this morning which was nice...am still feeling a bit rubbish so I woke up, took some parcetamols, wrote a shopping list and then fell back asleep again while Rachel was in the shower, she said "You're a bit spaced out Lucy" he he. Talking of showers, mine makes a right mess of my bathroom, theres no shower curtain or anything so I get a massive flood on the floor...not sure what to do about that. Talking about water, the water here is really hard, 'calcaire' and leaves white skanky stuff on everything. Not nice.

My French debit card and cheque book and stuff arrived today which was exciting...well, you know, kinda. Seem to have just spent the last couple of weeks spending, spending, spending, so looking forward to payday on the 25th and hoping it'll calm down a bit when I get into a routine.

Also need to find more ways to speak French etc. Gonna look into dancing lessons.

Then we took the bus on a practice run out to my Mon/Thurs school; takes about 15 minutes and stops 5 minute walk away from the school so that should be fine, but seeing as first lesson starts at 8.30am on Monday will still mean quite an early start. From there we went to the pharmacy where a nice Monsieur stocked me up with throat sweets and disolvable paracetamol (yuck yuck yuck). Also did Lidls for my favourite orange juice :-) and an iron from their bargain stuff...trying to find any way possible to reduce how often I have to go to the launderette cause apparently it's really expensive. Also went to massive hypermarket, L'Eclerc, and got some food shopping for next few days (Rachel is such a great guest, she cleans AND cooks Spanish rice and meatballs!), as well as stationary for teaching. Ah I love stationary shopping.

Came back and had some lunch (L'eclerc baguette wins so far on the 'not-destroying-your-mouth' front). The plan was then to do the market but it was raining so a lot of the stalls had packed up, and it looks more like chavvy clothes and towels and stuff than the little homemade goods I'd hoped for. But we then went and wandered aimlessly round the old town which it seems is the best way to explore it. Found a fantastic little creperie/cafe/restaurant, and eyed up some other restaurants to visit with Joe next week. Also lots of lovely little knick-knacky shops which I know mum will love. Need to start writing a list of stuff I want them to bring out.

He he having muchly fun now, Rachel is cooking and I am, ahem, assisting, with Spice Girls pumped up to the max. Amusing.

It looks like some of my entries have had 900+ views?! What is with that?! Surely can't be right. I only know of three people who read it!

Posted by LHsugarsugar 08:10 Archived in France

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