Aug 24, 2009

Summer Time

Hello !
As you can guess, my new job took me way too much of my free time as I had to work also most of my evenings and very often half of my week-ends.
Anyway, I was lucky to get 2 clients as soon as I started and I enjoyed my first two months in the job.
Then I went away with my family and cat to Brittany (one day) on our way to the Alps. For once in a very long time, we took time to do everything : travel, lunches, dinners, naps, postcards and we did what we haven't done in years during Summer Time : nothing !
It was the very first time in 12 years that I didn't plan anything, no visits, no places to be, no museums, no nothing !
So besides the fact that the Alps were a great place to be during Summer, we came back home relaxed and all very happy of all the moments that we enjoyed being together !!


Jennie said...

I'm glad you had fun in the Alps this summer! I agree with all the things you miss from the US too. I do think the healthcare there can be great (especially dentists), but only if you have the money to pay for it, which most people don't, unfortunately.

I can get Cheerios at grocery stores where I live down here; can you not find them in Lille?

Marie said...

Hi Jennie, thank you for stopping by and sorry for getting back to you so late. Cheerios in France are not the same. They have honey and they don't have oatmeal. Tastes so different.
I found one website interesting :
Our American Club here in Lille got us a discount for a grouped order, mailed to one address. I am not as addicted like you guys can be but I looked twice though. My daughter asked for jelly (that will horrify her French girlfriends !), Oreos, Goldfish...well, just making the list made me remebering the cravings I had for American snacks !!