This video is a hoot.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I left last Wednesday evening to join the Brit for a long weekend (Thursday was a holiday in France). My train was scheduled to leave at 17h55, but several minutes after 18h00, it hadn’t moved. An announcement was made saying there was some kind of technical problem. A while later there was another announcement telling us that the delay was due to people on the track. They played the people-track message twice and I thought: 1) what happened to the technical problem? and 2) get the people off the bloody track so we can leave.
We ended up leaving over an hour late. I have no idea what the real reason behind the delay was, but whenever more than one reason is given I get suspicious. Has the driver decided to take a nap? Did he not show up (I’ve had a train delayed before because there was no driver)? Or maybe he decided to pay a visit to his mistress and got delayed.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The Brit and I decided to go to the Louvre for Museum Night. We arrived around 6 and left around 8:30. It’s a good thing we went early because as we left we passed hordes of people coming in. I snapped a few picks on my phone camera.
Deborah and Donna – these are for you :)
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
May in France basically consists of going from one holiday to the next. Last Friday (May 1st) was the Fete de travail and this Friday is May 8th the commemoration of the end of WWII. And later this month, we have Ascension.
May has become one of my favourite months since moving to France.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
According to the OECD, the French spend more time eating and sleeping than people from any other wealthy country. The eating part isn’t that surprising (although I thought the Spanish or Italians would be at the top), but as far as the sleeping – I’m clearly missing out on this aspect of living in France. I’m still in my entrenched American way of not getting enough sleep during the week and then trying to tank up during the weekends. Read about the sleeping eaters here.