Sorry it’s been a while since my last post. The last post was from Thursday, and I’m proud to say I accomplished everything on that list, except getting to the CROUS office because its closed on the weekends. I still have yet to get a good blanket, but I did accomplish buying a mirror (its a white provencal style). I am slowly making my room home-y.
We went to St. Malo, the famous french walled city, on Saturday. With the under 25 card, our little day trip was only about 7 euro. Woot! And yesterday, Sunday, I went to Catholic Mass with a few friends. Afterwards we had tea (how adorable!) and watched the classic Marilyn Monroe film (which I had yet to see at that point) Some Like It Hot. Later in the afternoon, we went to the Musée de Beaux-Arts of Rennes, and we got in free because it was the “semaine de mobilité.” To be completely honest, I don’t know exactly what la semaine de mobilité is, but I think it is to encourage the French to travel (less expensive train fares) and see cultural things (free admission). The Rennes parliament building was also giving free tours, but the line was so long that it stretched into the park and so we decided against it.
All in all, it was a pretty good weekend. I’d post photos but many of them were shot on film and I’m still waiting for them to be developed. Have a good week!
Ok, well not really lol. I haven’t been completely brainwashed by the English & Irish, yet. I still prefer coffee over tea ;) Anyway I went to Barbara’s room today for a good dose of coffee and gossip & in the process had my first cup of instant coffee.
Verdict = Pleasantly Surprised
So much so, that I went out to my neighborhood Carrefour and bought my very own electric kettle! It has already proved its usefulness, as my kitchen’s two hotplates were being monopolized when my stomach decided it was time for dinner. Thus I made soup! How exciting, lol. The soup itself isn’t that great (its a vegetable powder-based soup) but making it was exhilarating.
That alone proves how exhausting this first week of class has been lol. It doesn’t help that we seem to go out every night. It appears that even though I don’t have class until 19:00 (7pm) tomorrow, we are staying in tonight. Which is actually kind of nice. It will give me a chance to catch up on some things.