Skip to main content

A very active day

Saturday the 11th of Febuary
I walked for 3 1/2 hours today! This morning, my host mom, dad, brother and I went to the market to get some fresh produce - we walked around for about an hour and got some lettuce, oranges, cow cheese, artichokes and a few avocados for my school lunches (I can't eat pb&j's everyday...). I love going to the market, there are so many different stands there selling different specialties like cheeses, olives and mushrooms - the atmosphere is great. 
We didn't go straight home, because we had to pick up the fresh bread at the boulangerie - obviously. I always feel very French when I hold baguettes. 
















We arrived back home around 12, so we made lunch and ate together. We tried the cheeses, that we had bought - some firmer and some softer cow cheese. The firmer one had a much more intense flavor and the softer one was very creamy and mild - the latter of the two tasted much better to me probably because the first one smelt bad in my mouth, if that is even possible.


Since the weather had been so great at the market, we decided not to waste a day being cooped up in the house, so my host mom, sister and I drove to Lyon to go to the big park there and walk Loupy. We were there for a good 2 hours! We walked around the whole park which included a lake, a zoo and 2 wedding photoshoots. I had so much fun talking to my host mom and sister, today was one of my favorite days with them so far.

























We were starting to get hungry and tired towards the end of our walk and I was craving macarons, so we decided to find a pâtisserie. We first went to a boulangerie that didn't sell macarons and had to walk about 5 minutes to a pâtisserie that did. This place was amazing. They had all different types of cakes and pastries, chocolates and meringues, éclairs and bugnes and so much more! It was heaven and to work there would be my dream job. I bought 16 macarons for the family for a reasonable price. I got to choose the flavors, so I got some chocolate, lemon, 2 types of strawberry and chocolate mint. Everyone seemed to enjoy them (and so did I).




















instagram: @amelia_navarre



facebook: Navarream

Comments

  1. The joy in your day and treats is palpable - making me smile and so happy for you!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a fantastic day!! The little doggie is so cute!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Departing.

I am leaving France tomorrow. I don't know exactly how I feel about this fact. So much about me has changed here and I feel like I will be leaving an important part of myself behind when I return home. It feels kind of weird to say "return home", because Vienne has become my home. Not just as in the place that I reside, but where I feel comfortable and among family. I have so many memories in this house, positive and negative, that leaving it is heart-breaking. It's not the same feeling as when I left Austria, because I knew that I would have something to return to and that I would be leaving for only 5 months, and now I know that I will never return to this house or go to the same lycée with the same people which is really sad right now.

- The next day -

I'm on the plane right now, almost about to take off, and so many things are going through my head right now. How has this flown by so quick? I remember saying goodbye to Pops and arriving in Lyon with Norah and…

Goats, crêpes and good-byes

Tuesday the 13th of June
Since the beginning of my semester here, it was planned that I would leave on the 13th of June - today. I had asked my organisation to allow me to leave later, because Norah had a theater performance on the 15th of June that she had been rehearsing the entire year for and I thought that it would be a shame if I were to miss it. The organisation, unfortunately, said no. Dead end. Turns out that no one would be here on Tuesday morning to take me to the airport, which sounds pretty bad, but allowed me to stay until next Monday - which means that I got to see Norah's performance! (It was amazing, but that's not what this is about).

I had an extremely busy day today. Asuka, Paul and I went to Asuka's house one last time before we left, and boy did we go out with a bang! I love where she lives - on a organic farm in basically the middle of nowhere. It's so surreal to be sitting in a field in France, surrounded by goats, an adorable sheep, chickens an…

Last day of school

Thursday the 8th of June
*sigh* Today was a sad day. It was the last time that I would see most of my classmates which is unfortunate, as I was growing to like more and more of them. We had 2 hours of school this morning which I found to be utterly unnecessary and in my mind was not a sufficient reason to get out of bed, but I somehow found myself watching a movie at 8 in French class. Not that the movie was bad or anything, on the contrary actually, but I would have much rather been sleeping. I know, I know... #relatableteen

Anyway, since we got out at 10 and had a little good-bye party with the class at 1:45, Paul, Asuka and I went back to my house for 3 hours. I didn't really have anything planned, and no one was home, so we just ate ice cream, gave each other back rubs, and listened to music, which sounds really weird, but Paul and I both have back problems and boy did he know how to give a mean massage. He knew like where all the trigger points were and it was extremely relax…