Today is my birthday, in honour of which I took a long weekend off work (Friday and Monday, so still off tomorrow yay). On Friday, I had planned to go to the art gallery, but I wasn't feeling all that well and Mum told me I should rest up before my party on Saturday. I didn't quite obey instructions to the letter because I got bored of being in bed feeling like I was wasting my day off. Instead I went shopping, and bought a skirt, two tops, a cardigan, a hat and a headband... Some practical, some not so much. I took some photos on Friday, but then my camera ran out of battery.
Anyway, after that I walked over to the gallery, and instead of going in, went and had a nice hot chocolate at a nearby chocolaterie, which I had planned on doing after the gallery. I had a caramel hot chocolate, which was good but not as nice as the dark chocolate one I had last time. I took a book and sat there for about an hour and a half, they had a fire and it was a little bit snowy outside, so it was perfect. I also had a Bavaroise, which was like a chocolate dessert thing with a hazlenut and something I didn't understand filling. Mmm. And those two things cost nearly 10 euros, so reserved for birthday treats only! But hey, 10 euros for over an hour of contentment and some nice food, not too bad really.
Snow out the living room window
Snow in a park near the Cathedral
Rue Nationale lit up at dusk
Lights on Avenue Berenger
Place Jean Jaures, where the main axis roads meet
Christmas tree in front of the Hotel de Ville
I spent pretty much all day yesterday food shopping and cleaning the apartment ready for some drinks in the evening. As usual, I way over-catered, waste of money :( but hopefully I'll be able to get through most of the food before it goes bad. I always get anxious that there won't be enough of everything, so go overboard. But nevermind, it was a fun evening, I got some unexpected nice presents - a necklace, dressing gown, plant, chocolate, spa set and wine :D We hung out in the apartment until around 2 am and then went to a club, got home at about 6.30 d'oh! My flatmate was meant to go to work today, I'm not sure that she made it, haven't seen her but I think I heard her going to the loo, but then later on someone came in the front door, so bit confused. Have been in bed all day, only slept for 4 hours though so quite tired!
New top and festive headband
Maeva, me (wearing the necklace Géraldine got me) and Sara
Géraldine, Me, Garrett, Rémy and Maeva
Géraldine, Maeva, Garret and Danielle
Garrett Rémy, me and Liz
Garrett, me and Sean
Sara, me and Liz
Me and Maeva
Me and Géraldine