Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Some thoughts on France

Lately I've been thinking about France a lot.

Montmartre, photo by moi.

I'm reading this great book at the moment written from the perspective of an English woman who not only married a Frenchie but raised their children there for a few decades before divorcing. Her take on French culture and society is sophisticated and refreshing and I often find myself shaking my head in agreement!

Le Louvre, photo by moi.

I've also discovered a new blog about an American woman recovering from heartbreak in Paris (sounds more cliché than it is!) and I'm really enjoying her stories of discovering Paris from an outsider's point of view. It reminds me a lot of my own experiences living there and the difficulties (and joys!) I faced.

Paris street art, photo by moi.

I'm hoping it'll be less than a year before I'm back there again. I need to top-up my language, and the manfriend is working on his in preparation. I keep talking to myself in French (most often when I'm upset?) and finding scribbled notes, hurried thoughts written in a foreign tongue that sometimes makes more sense to me than my own.

Fontainebleau, photo by moi.

I miss the cheeses. Australian wine is comparable to French, but the cheeses are what I miss. Oh, and the excellent bread. And the tartes à la fraise. There's a lot, I guess.

Versailles, photo

Just yesterday I got an email from DisneylandParis, confirming that my CV was about to be removed from their servers. Even though there's no reason to it, I kind of wish they'd keep a record of it, just in case, one day...
I had such a great time working there. The most magical Paris experience.

Shoes from EuroDisney, photo by moi.

I guess that's it. I hope my French friends know how much I think of them, and am looking forward to creating more happy memories together soon. Même si les Français m'énervent...


  1. Thank you for the mention. I'm glad that you are enjoying my stories! : )

  2. Very much so mademoiselle! Keep living the good life xx

  3. the link isnt working for the blog about the woman who got dumped in paris. Do you have a proper link? I'd like to read it

  4. Sorry Janelle, the link has changed! I will update it now. You can find Ella's writing at: Ella Coquine