April 23, 2010

deux petites filles de Perth sur l'autre côté du monde


In case you've forgotten, this is what a proper post looks like, something I haven't been able to do in a very long time. As i've written on this blog before, Sarah visited me in Bordeaux. At first, she was meant to come on Monday and leave today (Friday) but unfortunately she was only able to come late Wednesday night, which cut short a lot of what we had planned. We really only had one day to explore the city together, but we definitely made the most of it, and to be frank, I don't think my credit card could've lasted another day (let alone 3!) We hit chain stores H&M and Zara before stopping off at a typical French café in where I ordered my prefered drink Coca Light (more commonly known as diet coke in Australia) and Sarah a delicious caramel flavored coffee. I picked up a little summer dress and top from Zara (as I pretty much failed to bring any summer clothes on the assumption that it never gets warm in Europe).


We then stopped of at this really cute secondhand book store and we were both practically in heaven. Like normal, I bought too many books that I know i'm not going to have enough time to read and I can't bring them back to Australia because they weigh too much. So epic fail, again. But hopefully i'll be able to do more reading than normal. We finished trolling the main shopping district Rue Saint Catherine (which is over 1km long!) and then stopped to have subway for lunch (no pictures taken, because, well, everyone knows what subway looks like..)


A few more shops and a few more purchases and we were ready for a break again. We stopped to have coffee at the coolest cafe ever, with the coolest waiters who kept calling us the 'chéries de la pays du kangaroos' which translates to 'darlings from the country of kangaroos'. We felt quite special and rested for quite a long time talking with the waiters.


So that was the day, we left at 10am and came home at 7pm. It was exhausting, to say the least, but definitely bucket loads of fun. It's the first conversation i've had in English in three months and it was nice to have a little bit of home in France. After listening to Sarah's French, i'm definitely motivated to learn more, and i've remade goals for the next 2 months. The first one is, only access the internet twice a week (which will almost be impossible for me, but all I can do is try). Speak more at the dinner table, even if my French is still shocking it's better to try. Expand my knowledge of verb tenses (pluperfect, subjunctive etc) and just really make the most of the next 2 months. After that, it's a one month tour around Europe and then back to reality. So, this could be the last blog post for a while (actually, I'm yet to post about the clothes i've purchased yet.. that may be soon). Anyways, à bientôt et gros bisous!

1 comment :

  1. I agree Jade, less time on the internet and more time out enjoying the culture and speaking French! The internet will still be here when you get back, but there's nothing like walking down the streets in another country and taking it all in.
    Loving the outfit post btw, but don't worry about updating your blog, you can do that when you get back!
    I'm sending you an e-mail now re James and me coming over, so look out for it.