Saturday, 12 April 2014

Day 65

Today was a ridiculously long day. I got up at 8 and only got home an hour ago, we started the day by going to Valence to look for dresses for Clara and her mom for a wedding were going to right before I go home. They didn't find anything and it was an hour long drive for a very boring trip, then we went and looked around Grenoble and Clara actually found a dress. We met up with two of Clara's friends Marine and Clementine at Galleries Lafayette and hung out with them for a bit, then we went to another friend Agathe's house because she got her wisdom teeth out and needed some company. We came home for a few hours and had pasta salad for dinner and then at about 9:15 we went to Clara's mom's dance recital. It was long but it wasn't too bad. I'm super tired, goodnight <3

Friday, 11 April 2014

Day 64

Haven't written in a month because life got really boring but I decided to do an update. This week was really good, on monday I got to go into the city with Joia, one of my Canadian friends I met on the way here, we see each other at school but since schedules are so complicated and we have to eat using our exchange partner's meal cards we don't get to spend much time together. We shopped and took some pictures, it was really fun. On Wednesday I got to see another Canadian friend, Kestrel, who lives not too far from Clara but I didn't get to see for two months, we actually go to the same school in Canada and we started to become good friends just a little while before we came to France so it was amazing to see her. We walked around the city from 3pm until almost 7, we were laughing the whole time and had to call our friend Victoria so she could go on Google Maps and find H&M for us (we still got lost). It was great to see a good friend and explore Grenoble together, the whole time we were kind of in shock that we were in Europe together. I'm having a really good time :)

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.