I’m feeling very settled today which is awesome!
Saturday I did a big shop (well as big as I could considering I had to carry it all back to the apartment!). I have found a fancy little trolly thing in the flat that the Parisians seem to love, which helps to bring the shopping back! After that Molly text me to see if I wanted to come round for a brew. I took some stuff to take round to Jill’s apartment cos I figured I could go there after. I ended up spending the whole afternoon at Molly’s, first at hers and then we went for a wander around the 11th, round by the canal and stopping in a cafe there. Later she asked if I wanted to come to a dinner that one of her friends was putting on, and when I was sure I was definately welcome I said okay! Met some of her other friends and what I found really cool was that they spoke french for most of the night and I think I pretty much followed it all! Didn’t quite have the guts to speak any myself. I think its really intimidating particularly because Molly and her friend Sarah are english and speak french so I feel awful at it in comparison to them. I know that’s ridiculous because they’ve lived here for 10 years but especially when you’re around really competant billingual people, I think there’s alot more pressure to be good at the two languages.
We ended up staying there till about 5am then Molly, Sarah and I got a taxi home!
Today I inevitably didn’t get up till late! When I eventually got up and about, I tried to make some progress on the internet front first. Then I had to go round to Molly’s to get the bag of stuff I’d left to take to Jill’s. I stopped for a brew and a chat there, then Molly came with me to Jill’s. We ended up going for a drink at one of the cafes at the end of the road where I’d been staying the first few weeks. I hadn’t been there before but it is gorgeous and I’m definately gonna go there again on quiet afternoons :).
Hence getting home, I felt rather relaxed into the whole cafe, friends, wandering round Paris lifestyle! The apartment helps so much but even more so is having people that I can actually hang out with and experience it with 🙂 I’m so so grateful for that!
Finally managed to get a few more pictures up on the fickr account! Should have some free time tomorrow to take some pictures of both the first place and of this apartment for you to see 🙂
Au revoir! xx