Farewell to the Fairground

Wow, it’s been awhile.. I guess I haven’t had much to say or ponder during the past two weeks. One thing I’m quite proud about that has happened recently is that I am now sporting a watch tan. That’s right, my arm is tan(ish) except for one white band around my wrist. I’m quite proud of this watch tan; I’ve never had a watch tan before. Why? Well because I’ve never worn a watch before coming here. Funny thing is ever since I’ve come here, my watch has been set to Saskatoon time. Yes, the past 8.5 months, I’ve been wearing a watch that right now reads 2:49PM. Pointless you may think, but I only read the minute hand anyway.

The next time I saw my friends again was the following Saturday when I went to their apartment in Paris. We went straight to the Montmartre area, walked around and then went for dinner at a piano bar. Steph and I then went to Rambouillet while Katie and Donna did some more exploring Paris. Steph and I met up with Adriana and we walked through the Rambouillet fair (which was put up just for the weekend)! We then went to the Celtique for some cokes (and kisses from one of the waiters) and then made our way back to Paris. The next morning, Katie, Steph, Donna, and I went to church and then went out for lunch. They had an afternoon of museums so I went to the Bois de Boulogne with Adriana, a gorgeous forest-y area with a big pond. We’re definitely planning to go back once the weather finally cooperates. I met up with the friends again to have dinner under the Eiffel Tower and then I made my way back home.

Steph and Katie came back to Rambouillet on Wednesday to spend two more hours with me before they had to go back home. We got my favourite drink at my café and then we got Chinese food and had a picnic in the park. It wasn’t TOO horrible saying bye to them because I knew that it would only be 50 more days until I saw them again, but I definitely loved their company! This week, the weather hasn’t really cooperated at all. Helena, an au pair who was here during my very early months in France, has returned and is here to stay for the next month so Adriana and I have been enjoying her company. We’ve been spending most of our time in either a café or a movie theatre, thanks to the rain. Saturday night, Adriana and I went to Easy Virtue, a movie that now seems quite bad compared to the other ones we saw. On Sunday, we went to Good Morning England (that’s the translation. The real title is The Boat that Rocked) which was definitely the best out of the three. And today at ten in the morning, we went to Star Trek, which was actually not as bad as I thought it would be. Adriana and I were the only girls in the theatre, surrounded by many old guys who were there by themselves, and then one group of teenage guys.

The weather is slowly getting warmer as the days go by so I’m excited to be able to spend more time outside. In two more days, I only have 6 weeks left which is absolutely insane! That means I have six more days to go to Paris so the girls and I are planning our time as well as we can. I hope everyone isn’t letting the horrible weather there affect your moods and I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon!!! (44 days!!!) Love always
Farewell to the Fairground – White Lies

3 thoughts on “Farewell to the Fairground

  1. Thank you Janelle for my fix! I cannot wait for you to come home. Six weeks and counting! Ya-hoo!! Lots of love, Mom XOXOOXOXOOX


  2. Me too! I look forward to reading your stories every week! Looking forward to seeing you this summer! Enjoy the rest of your time in France :)Heather


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