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Sunday, June 26, 2005

hockey and Russian dolls

It's been a quiet few days, and nothing much to report in the way of adventures, such as people throwing stones at my window or travelling first class... So this entry will be a bit boring I think.

On Thursday I was particularly lazy, and didn't do anything all afternoon (it's hard being a tourist for weeks on end!) except read (almost finished Anna Karenina! Woo!) and nap. So I decided to go and watch 'Les Poupées Russes' in the evening, which is showing here at the cinema. It's the sequel to 'L'Auberge Espagnole', which I haven't seen, but I managed to follow all the same. It's great to be able to watch a film in French and understand... If I'd watched it three weeks ago I doubt I could have understood everything, so it just goes to show that my time in France has been worthwhile. I hope so at least. It's only really strange accents now and unusual words that are annoying. It's funny to spend days and not utter a word of English at all. Last night though when I was eating dinner with Yvette I asked her if she minded if we spoke in English (just for a rest), and so we chatted last night in English, although I felt a bit guilty after that. So today, and until the end, no English. Only for emailing and blogs! Haha.

The French hockey team arrived on Friday night for their match last night with Quimper. In fact they'd come for the opening of the new stadium, just up the road from here. Jude was getting really excited about the whole thing, and reckons that because the hockey team had a nice stay at the hostel, all the teams that come to Quimper are going to stay here... All he kept saying yesterday was 'C'est une boule de neige!! C'est une boule de neige!! Tu comprends ce que ça veut dire, Jenny?? Une boule de neige!!!'. Yes, I understand, but can't say that I was as thrilled about the boule de neige effect as he was. Bless. But dear me, the guys stank!!! I really mean it. I walked into the hostel in the afternoon, and the place stank of sweaty shoes. They were sweet guys though, and they all signed the visitors book :)

On Friday morning (this might be the only kind of exciting thing) I went downstairs to prepare the breakfast and someone had stolen the cafetière and the kettle!!! God knows why; if somebody wanted to steal something, you'd have thought that they would have taken the microwave at least, worth a bit more than the cheapo kettle and coffee maker.

Oooh, yesterday I ate the most wonderful crêpe in the world!!! Une crêpe au rhubarbe!!!! Koji, I promise I will make you something when I get back so that you can try rhubarb... They sell rhubarb jam here too. Might have to get some of that!

Tomorrow I'm not working, so am going to take to bus to 'Pointe du Raz'. Andy, have you been there? Apparently the cliffs are amazing. It's only 2€ single to take the bus to anywhere in the region. Bargain!!

There's more to write, but my time's running out. A la prochaine! xxx


Anonymous Andy said...

I haven't been to Pointe du Raz as far as I remember. I would seem you have finally found some where in Brittany that I have not been. Hope you have a good time there.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Rhubab crepe!! I can't wait!!!!

12:01 AM  
Blogger lorduther said...

Lovely work, and nice reports. Mont St. Michel has always captivated me, as well. I also love the layout of your blog. Classy.

10:11 PM  
Blogger jennywren said...

Hello, lorduther. Who are you?

10:31 PM  

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