Saturday, August 14, 2010

Paris Staycation

Hello my dear girls,
How are you?  Rose, isn't it frustrating that no matter how hard we work the only offers on the table seem to be unpaid "internships"?  I was scoping out jobs the other day and was so irritated to see that the only thing out there are internships!  In fact, there are tons of jobs (or what used to be called jobs!) that have been redesignated as internships. Its criminal!   Flora, you lucky girl, how is the world of Eternal Employment?  I hope you're settling in at the new job!

On this side of the pond, I am enjoying my last few days of vacation.  I am SO not looking forward to going back to work on Monday.  I'm not sure if I told you that I really really dislike one of the other assistants.  She is impossible!  I adore Amandine, but Lorena is a real bitch!  I won't even get into it, but let's just say she rivals Victoire for bad behavior!  That said, I have had a lovely three weeks off, so I guess I can't complain!  Plus, I only have a week and a half at work before I jet off to a week-long wedding in Victoria, BC!

The boyfriend and I have played host/hostess to several visitors over the past few weeks.  First, we met the most amazing American couple, Susan and Stu.  They were on vacation from Pennsylvania, so we showed them some of our favorite Parisian spots!  Fun nights of dinner and dancing!  Then the lead guitarist from The One Look Donnybrook stayed with us for a few days last week.   Lots of good food, lots of laughs and (of course) beaucoup de champagne!  A few days later, we had a visit from a friend from Toronto and her very chic teenaged daughter.  Simone and Sophie are as sweet as can be and we had a lovely few days enjoying Paris and its many sights!  When you live in Paris it is easy to forget just how beautiful the city is.  Thanks to S and S we "rediscovered" the Marais, the Champs Elysées and the Champs de Mars!  Sophie had never been to Paris so we took her on a night visit to the top of la Tour Eiffel.  It was so refreshing to see Paris from that perspective, so quiet and peaceful!

And tonight, before I am forced back into the grind of the work week, we are heading over to a friend's place for an expat apero.  It promises to be a lovely evening and a great end to my August holidays!

Bisous xx Ophelia

1 comment:

  1. If you have to have a staycation, Paris is probably one of the best places on Earth to do it. :)



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