Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm agoraphobic. I fell off a diving board in Guernsey!

It is really rainy and miserable here today. Despite having an umbrella I got absolutely soaked when I was running to the station to catch my train home, and then of course I got frozen because the air conditioning was set to ICY BLAST setting. Naturally enough! Grumble grumble, eh? Actually, I've had a very good couple of days at work and I think the rest of the week is going to be busy, but interesting, so that's all good. Also, I've bought two bargain dresses on eBay - I'm wearing one now and one is on its way, and that always makes me smile.

I still have a roll of film in my camera to finish off (just a few photos) with photos from Paris on it, but Nic and I got the other roll developed at the weekend. One of the nice things about having a film camera is forgetting excatly what you've taken photos of. I won't bore you with all of my photos, but looking at these cheered up my drizzly afternoon:

Macarons from the bakery on Rue Lepic.
These macarons were the first thing I took a photo of in Paris. This was in the window of a bakery further up Rue Lepic. We had a bakery across the street and one on the corner, but this one was my favourite. Partly because of the macarons (including one with nutella in) but mainly because the staff were so friendly and nice. Also, obviously the bread was delicious!

Me on the Pont Neuf
This is me on the Pont Neuf. I know I look like such a tourist, but I don't care - look how happy I look! This day was brilliant. Nic and I went over to the Latin Quarter and roamed all around it. We had ice-cream twice, and champagne at a pavement cafe, and peppermint tea at L'Institut du Monde Arabee, and generally just sunned ourselves. It was one of the happiest days I've ever spent.

Nic and Hitchcock
This amazing graffiti was in an alleyway off the Rue Mouffetard. There were also spraypainted Geishas.

My spiritual home
I think DARTY is a bit like Sky, or some kind of cable TV company. The first time we went to Paris I was hugely amused by the name, because I'm really immature like that. I still find it funny. even though no-one else does. You can get a product called a Darty Box - and I don't care what anyone else says, that shit makes me laugh!

I might put more up when I get the rest developed, it depends on how they came out and what I actually took photos of - there won't be anything as funny as DARTY though, I warn you now.

I have got a more deep and meaningful (ahem) blog post in the planning stages, but right now it's time for me to eat pizza.