Sep 11

One week in and I’ve already managed to freak out the guy who works in the cheese shop next door. I see him every day– he’s always standing outside in the shop’s doorway– so I usually say hi when I leave for class in the morning. This guy is somewhat close to my age and […]

Sep 08

I feel like a horrible fan. Series 7 of Doctor Who premiered last week, and I still haven’t found the time to watch it. The second episode airs tonight. I need to catch up, and soon! Series 4 of The Thick of It starts tonight, too. It’s a British political satire and it’s one of […]

Sep 07

One of the four walls of my studio is mostly taken up by a window that looks out onto a bunch of other apartments. The window is wonderful, and I love sitting on the windowsill with my laptop, or while eating breakfast. I can usually smell the baked goods from the bakery next door, and […]

Sep 02

As crazy as it’s been, I’ve been having a lot of fun, too. My second night in Paris, a group of us from the hostel bought some food from a nearby supermarket and went to the huge lawn right by the Louvre for a picnic. We watched the sunset with a view of the Eiffel […]

Sep 02

Sunday! The day of rest here in France, when pretty much everything is closed, I finally get to sleep in, and even get some time to update this blog. Also, this song, but that doesn’t have anything to do with anything, except that I love it very much. This week has been absolutely crazy. We’ve […]

Aug 27

It’s 9 :38 pm and I and my three roommates at the hostel are tucked safely into our bunk beds. This room is the size of a closet and if I lived here permanently I’d get claustrophobic, but right now, it’s cozy. We all arrived in Paris early this morning, and we all made an effort […]

Aug 26

  …I was 10. And I wore my hair like that all the time. I’m leaving TODAY! Here, have a relevant song that I heard on the radio a few days ago. The video’s pretty cute, too… the original song is by Friendly Fires and I love them.

Aug 25

But I couldn’t. I realized this last night. My bag was already almost full. I still had shoes, shirts, pants, jackets, underwear, linen, towels and toiletries to fit in. My mother took one look at all the stuff I’d spread out on the bed, and another look at the suitcase sitting there, and told me […]

Gabrielle in Paris