What else have I been doing? Well, eating boatloads of French food of course. Last night Natalie, my lovely hostess; Leanne, Colin's lovely girlfriend; and I went out for girls' night. That meant dinner at a delicious and affordable restaraunt, followed by drinks at a very nice Irish pub. This morning we woke up and continued the non-stop eating with a huge brunch. Since I have arrived, we've established the tradition of enormous Sunday brunches. Typical menu: fruit salad with either fromage frais or creme fraiche, french toast, scrambled eggs with lots of butter and chives, cheese plate, potatoes with thyme and rosmary, and mimosas. Today our guests of honor were Zosia's parents, Sierd and Elsbie, who are here for a short visit before they jaunt off to Tunisia. Not bad, not bad at all.
In my free time I have been studying quite a bit, taking naps to help my very strained brain keep going, and walking around and browsing in shops. I haven't found the French soap opera that I was planning on, but it's fine, I'm getting enough French exposure anyways. Yesterday I started reading an easy version of Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. It's very beginning language learners and has a vocabulary of only 400 to 700 words. It's a good start.
I have also put more Paris pictures on my Snapfish gallery. It is annoying because you have to log in, but it doesn't cost anything and then you can all look at my pictures forever! Here's the