After aaaaages, I'm back!
Having discovered at the weekend that Bex reads my blog (hello Bex!) and generally feeling guilty that I haven't written anything in almost a month, I have beetled up to the computer room on my way back from the musée d'Orsay (how very cultural!) to do an updatey bloggy thingy.
So, what has been happening? Well, starting from roughly where I left off (although I will attempt to put everything in a nutshell) New Year was fab – having done presents with Tom in the morning (he got a very swish new sony mp3 player doobry) I had to work 2 shows at the Palace for New Year's Eve, but at least it was my last day. After work a load of us went to the White Hart pub, and had a very merry time drinking lots of champagne, dancing, and speaking French (well, that was just me and the 2 French guys).
I came back to Paris on the 2nd of Jan, and worked all day on the 3rd 4th and 5th (urgh) so it was very nice when on Friday I hopped on the eurostar and went to visit Antony for the weekend. We had fish and chips, watched TV (I miss TV so much when I'm here!), cooked for ourselves and Hywel and had a very nice relaxing weekend.
The following week I also worked 3 days, so the other 2 were spent doing laundry and shopping etc. On the Friday I went out for dinner with Alessia, Thibaud, Dan, Ruth and Bethan (the last 2 having come up to Paris for the weekend from Rochefort) which was really lovely, and we ended up in a very strange bar called 'Urgence Bar' – the theme of which was medical; x-rays on the walls, pills and syringes in the clear-topped tables; and the drinks came served in either test tubes or baby bottles! Bizarre.
The following evening (after battling the sales in Les Halles) I went to Neil's house for tea and met Liz, who somehow I've never met before but who is really lovely! Plus she was a fan of Honk, so she also has excellent taste! :p We ended up making dinner before they went out for the night, but I was really tired so I went home instead.
Last week was again work-heavy, but then at the weekend I went to stay with Antony and to see The Wild Party on Saturday night! I saw loads of people that I haven't seen in ages (Hi Tim, Andy, Owen, Sam, Colin, Emma and all the MTW luvvies and dahlings!) and the show was EXCELLENT. I really enjoyed it, and had to force myself not to sing and dance along! I also had a really nice weekend in general – we had curry on friday night, went shopping on saturday and ate at EAT in the Arts Centre before the show, then spent sunday morning watching 'Dancing on Ice' and drinking tea before I had to come back to Paris.
Since then it's been work, work, work again, unfortunately, although last night I spent chatting to Elena, Paz and Julia, and then drinking tea and watching Desperate Housewives with Julia; and today the sun was shining, so she and I went to Nanterre ville to take some CDs back to the mediatheque (borrowed the DVD of Jesus Christ Superstar which dad told me was rubbish but I've always been curious to see, having never seen it staged, so I thought borrowing it was the best option!) and then I went to the musée d'Orsay. I bumped into Neil on the metro, he was going there too, so we got to catch up a bit.
So that brings us to now…any other news…um, oh yes, I've found a flat for next year! Very exciting, Olly was looking for someone to join the flat he's going to live in with two other people he knows who study German; Neil told me about it when I was at his house since I applied to live on campus on my own. The flat sounds really lovely, and it's not too expensive either so I think it will be a nicer option than living in a teeny room on campus with no living room! Hurrah! (Plus obviously Olly is a legend – hi Olly!)
Right, think I shall go and have a cup of tea now! I don't have to work again until next week, so Julia and I are going to Disneyland on Friday (with our year-passes, teehee!) and I should really do some laundry and reading and things over the weekend… Plans for the near future include going back to England in the holidays in February to go to the music centre ball and stay at home for a few days :)