So sometime last month I realised I really should start taking advantage of all the theatres in Paris. I think I’ve taken it a tad to the extreme now :s Student prices are just so good!
On Wednesday evening, Lauren and I went to see a play called ‘De Gaulle en Mai’ at La Theatre de la Commune just to the north of Paris.
De Gaulle en Mai
It was a satire based on President de Gaulle’s experiences during the May 68 riots in France. Lauren had heard of it and wanted to go as she’s really into all that part of french history, and I quite fancied it as I know very little and wanted to know a bit more! Was hard to follow some bits being all in French but very fun and very funny :p
Friday night was my second trip out to the theatre. Clem, a friend of mine from uni, had been looking for some inprovisation shows, and found an english speaking group who were performing in the 11th called The Improfessionals
Bubble Soup by The Improfessionals
Twas fun but not the greatest improv. I expected them to have more ideas and inspiration than they did but it was still a nice thing to do for an evening! Afterwards we wanted to go for a drink so went for a wander and ended up around Obercampf, so we headed to a bar I’d been to with Molly called Le Kitch. Fab place, really teenie and full of locals. Text Molly and she came down to meet us (she lives next door to it :p). We ended up having a really good evening chatting and having a few drinks! Came home nice and sleepy
I’ve got two more theatre trips booked for December, Mariage du Figaro and Un Mariage Force.. both more high brow plays, v excited :p.
Saturday I had planned to get work done, but the school where I’d done work experience in England had got in touch cos they were here on a school trip. They invited me to come have lunch with them so I did, and it was YUMMY; then I wandered with them a bit to Montmartre and Sacre Coeur. Twas lovely seeing all the kids reactions to everything. Reminded me of the first time I came to Paris which was on a school trip and everything seemed so magical. It still does. But there was something extra special about it the first time
After that I went to meet up with a friend of my mom’s who’s in Paris for the week. Ended up staying for a good few hours and chatting! I think there’s some comfort in it, a link here to home. But also I’m actually really loving talking myself to my mom’s friends.. they’re all so interesting but I guess I’ve never had chance to talk to them on my own before. I felt I should leave after a bit because I’m starting to feel so guilty about not doing work!! But I would have loved to stay
I had quite a serious downer this week. I got very stressed particularly about teaching. It’s alot harder than I thought it would be. On the one hand I want to make the effort and make them enjoy it but that can be v v difficult; on the other, I know I could potentially do the bare minimum and still be doing my job and not get as stressed, but I feel that’s copping out somewhat. Plus the time issue. I’m getting worried that I’m not gonna have time to do everything I want to do, and improve my french as much as I want to. Just generally worry and guiltness this week! Yey!….
I’ll live though
Today I WILL do work
And Paul’s coming on Tuesday night! Oh, and it’s totally the start of Christmas tomorrow.. argh!