Friday, 21 March 2014

Day 42

It's been a long week, even tho we had a lot of cancelled classes its the halfway week of my trip so I've been a little homesick. We had some people over for dinner and they talked to me about Canada, I'm starting to get the hang out french conversation and I can pretty much keep up. Tomorrow I'm going down town to go shopping with Clara and a friend or two, I might pick up some clothes and maybe some makeup so maybe I'll put a little haul on my other blog: so if you want to see what I get check it out!

Monday, 17 March 2014

Day 38

I'm pretty homesick today and also today was really boring because it was back to school. It was really hot today tho, around 20ÂșC. I left school at 11 but Clara still had another class so  I read my book in the sun while I waited for the bus (of course i had to take a tacky picture of my book, legs and shoes) and while I was walking from the bus to Clara's there was an adorable little white cat but I couldn't capture its adorableness very well...I tried (I'm not a cat person and I still liked this little guy).

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Day 33-37

It was basically just a few days of skiing at Alpe d'Huez, it was fun and the weather was great. It was sunny every day I just wore a tank top under my jacket one day. The snow was best and the top because it started to turn kind of soupy towards the bottom of the mountain. At night we just ate dinner and hung out then went to sleep early everyday. Another family came to join us after half of the first family left...there are always a lot of people coming and going! We drove back to Grenoble yesterday and picked up some McDonalds on the way, we just chilled at home for the rest of the day. Today we had people over for lunch and the meal was super long...but delicious, first course was a salad with romaine lettuce, clementine orange pieces and vinaigrette, next was some sort of meat (possibly chicken) with some cooked carrots and what I believe was couscous, next we had cheese and baguette, then raspberries with white chocolate mouse and chocolate and salted caramel eclairs. Back to school tomorrow :( dang

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Day 32

Ok so this is late because no wifi in my room yesterday and I was way too tired.

This is what I did on monday :)

So I woke up late (it wasn't my fault), and Clara got super I kind of ignored her all day as pay back for her unnecessary rudeness. It was day 2 of skiing at Alpe d'Huez and it was a super gorgeous day, the snow was amazing. We went to the second level (I think) twice, the first time was great but the second time the wind was crazy and it was so cold and hard to move! We ate lunch at a restaurant on the mountain and I can't exactly remember the name, I got a "Manhattan Hot Dog" but it wasn't barbecued so it tasted pretty bland (totally a personal opinion). We went to La Folie Douce for a bit in the afternoon, La Folie Douce is a restaurant that turns into a club at about 3 in the afternoon, so we needed a parent to get in, we got iced tea and hung out but the music is kind of bad so we left after 20 minutes or so. We skied until 5 then went back to the apartment, I showered and then went with Clara to meet her friend who's skiing this week too. Whenever we go out with her friends we kind of just stand around so thats what we did. We went back to the apartment and had dinner then I re-watched the Hunger Games for the 15th time and went to bed!

view from the restaurant at lunch
in the other direction there were a few people dancing on tables

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Day 31

Today was day 1 of skiing at Alpe d'Huez, we got here last night at took off for skiing this morning at about 9:30. I'm here with Clara, Thibault (her brother) and their parents, were staying in a big rented apartment with another family with two little boys (8 and 12 years old), their sister who's 16 (a year older than me and Clara) and their parents. The day was great, it was super sunny and I was actually really hot for most of the day. I'm exhausted because the skiing here is about 1 million times harder than it is in Ontario. I'm tired and sunburnt but happy, I'm going to sleep really well tonight and I don't have to wake up until 9 tomorrow which is great :)

View from the balcony of the apartment kitchen.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Day 29

Today Clara's mom drove us to the bus stop where we met up with two of her friends, I think we were waiting for more friends who were supposed to come but never did. We sat near the bus stop for over an hour and I was so bored. Finally we got on a bus, then a tram and got to the hospital, it took an hour to get there. We went to the hospital to visit Clara's friend Agathe who had to get surgery on her knee from a ski accident in January, so we hung out with her for an hour or two at the hospital and then we got a drive home. We had pizza for dinner and now I'm just watching tv shows and youtube videos in bed and talking to friends. Going skiing tomorrow, so excited!!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Day 28

I can't believe that I've almost been here for a month! Today was pretty chill, were going on a ski vacation next week and Clara needed gloves and we had to go to three stores to find them, then we ran some more errands and that was the outing of the day. Later on me and Clara watched Grey's Anatomy (in english) and old episodes of Gossip Girl (in french). I called my friend Anna on FaceTime while she was in our homeroom class and they were having a waffle party, I was jealous but my teacher said we can have one when I come back. Really boring post for a sort of boring day, not in a bad way, I like relaxing!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Day 27

Today I went into Grenoble with Clara and two of her friends Clementine and Marine. We shopped a little bit but I didn't buy anything, we went to a coffee shop called "French Coffee Shop" they have really good cookies I got a "Cookie Chocolat Noir," which was just a double chocolate cookie type thing and it was delicious, and then I got the best Nutella milkshake type thing called a "Friotella" it was amazing. I know that this post was only about delicious treats but when in France track down French Coffee Shop and get this drink! I'm starting to get to a level of french fluency where I can make jokes which is pretty good in my books!


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Day 26

Today we went on a shopping trip to Lyon. We went shopping at Confluence, which is a mall where we went to Zara (where I got a pair of pants), a store called Mango and a book store called Decitre where I was able to find a book in English, because I need some reading material. I also got to have Starbucks for the first time in a month, it was crazy expensive but Clara's mom actually paid, I feel very bad about that because my frappuccino was around 5 euros!

Before we left Confluence we got subs for lunch which was super yummy!
Next we went to Place Bellecour where we went to store called Naf Naf, H&M where I got two tops, Sephora where I got a matte lip cream and waterproof eye makeup remover. 

Monday, 3 March 2014

Day 25

Didn't really do anything today, I hung out in my bed watching Grey's Anatomy online until about 3:00 when I went out with Clara's mom to bring her grandma to the train/bus station. We've had various grandparents here for almost 2 weeks so its strangely quiet today. After we dropped her off we went to Zara and I tried on some pants and looked around because were going to Lyon tomorrow to go shopping and sightseeing, and I wanted some ideas. On the way home we stopped at a little bakery which literally was heaven. We got a baguette to go with dinner and I got a little pain au chocolate which was delicious! For dinner we ate some soup in front of the TV and then I watched some TV, that I didn't completely understand, with Clara, her mom and her brother.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Day 23

This post was written yesterday and is being published today, so when I say today I mean yesterday.

Today was a pretty chill day, I slept in until 12 and Clara and her friends got their haircut before I even woke up. Later on we went to Clara's friend Agathe's house for her friend Julie's birthday. We basically just hung out, burnt a batch of cookies, painted our nails, took photos outside and Clara's friend Eglantine (Eggy) did our hair because she's really good at it.