Saturday, August 01, 2009

Comings and Goings

The last month has flown by and we’re still waiting for some real summer. We took Dom to the station this afternoon. The platform was very crowded. The train to Poitiers is also the Paris train so lots of holiday makers were going home.

The Russian wedding in Avignon wasn’t as good as expected, just the French civil ceremony. There were Muscovites and Parisians. Everyone in France knows that there are the French and then there are the Parisians, who are not to be mistaken as French. The same probably goes for people from Moscow. They slept in a tent and it was very, very cold. Dom did get to see the famous bridge, you have to pay to go on it.

I’ve done all of my blood tests and collected pee for 24 hours. The results are good except for my thyroid which is out of normal range. I’ll go and see the Doctor next week. We raised the thyroid medicine when my eyebrows dropped out, but I think that it was due to stress. They are growing back, but It will probably take a decade for them to come back completely.

I’m slowly starting to prepare for Olivier’s moving at the beginning of September. I think that he probably thinks he can get by with a bottle opener/corkscrew, though he did say he would come shopping with me – to choose the correct bottle opener/corkscrew no doubt.


Peter (Worldman): said...

It is nice to read your bits and pieces of daily life. And be sure to get the proper bottle opener/corkscrew. One that opens everything.

Dru Marland said...

well, there goes my vision of the pont d'Avignon.

Les gardiens font comme ça
Et puis encore comme ça

for a purer minimalism, simply break the heads off the bottles!

cassie-b said...

We went to our first civil ceremony wedding a couple of weeks ago. The judge who presided used a very nice (slightly religious) ceremony. It was better than I expected. The new bride even got tears in her eyes during the ceremony.

And yes, it is hard to believe that the kids will be going back to school soon.


Keith said...

I agree with you that Paris isn't French any more than Londonistan isn't English any more. I love to got to rural France and meet the REAL French people. London can be a very lonely place now, as I suspect that Paris is as well.

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Anji said...

Peter: You can rest assured that bottle opening is the priority.

Dru: I think that we've all been a little disillusioned.

I imagine him breaking the bottles with his teeth.

Cas: I had a civil marriage here and at the time I didn't understand much. Here there is emphasis on bringing up the children in a home with two parents.

Keith: This has nothing to do with immigration. Parisains are 'like that' and the rest of us are 'like this'. Didn't they used to say City Slickers?

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Anonymous said...

Look on the bright side, you get to paint on any shape you fancy. Wish my bushy brows had fallen out instead!

caroline x

Anji said...

Anon - Caroline I think: I haven't tried painting on my own yet because what regrowth I have is very fragile. I have a long fringe for the moment.