Archive for January, 2010

bonjour! & belated bonne annee!

January 21, 2010

and my french stops there!

Apologies for the long absence. It has indeed been a freakish winter in France. It had been so darn cold that it is a pain to step out of the house. I hate it when I forget to buy ONE item and had to redo the whole process of piling on 3 layers of clothing, socks, gloves and cap for a little 5 minute walk to the supermarket. I seriously envy the plumped up little birds chirping and fleeting around in the garden despite the frigid weather. How do they do it!? I SO long for spring now. AND THAT would be another 2 months wait. ARGH.

Life is pretty slow here except for W’s. His hectic schedule is starting this week and according to the counselling talks they gave to spouses, be prepared to see your husband for only 3 hours a day or less! Gosh.

Fortunately, life has been pretty fun and pleasant here. New friends and Partner’s Clubs that you could join (when I told W I joined Meditation Club too, he burst out laughing). Going to the marche had been fun too. The vendors are friendly and patient with my horrendous French and sign languages. And guess what! They gave me free vegetables too! He went ‘welcome to France’. Really sweet. I only thought the aunties in Singapore do that.

My apartment’s internet should be up soon and I’ll try to post some photos of our trip in Zurich, Austria and of course Fontainebleau.

So be patient and stay tuned!