My train out of Paris was delayed for an hour, and it was great. I don't love to waste time. There's a lot to be done and not always enough time to do it. That said, I'm trying to take my happiness very seriously this summer. Instead of feeling some kind of angst or dismay… Continue reading Delay Delights!
Last night was the hottest night in Paris since 1872! Shipping items to the grocery store should not be easier than shipping them to my house, and yet... I picked up a package today that is very exciting! I got a letter yesterday from my college roommate, and she inspires me to write to her… Continue reading Insights on the Eve of a Conference
Another location bites the dust! It's odd to say that I'm not a very easy traveler, but it's true. It feels very serious to me, and I think I am always trying to prepare for a move, instead of a day trip or a vacation. Today, I was so very happy to go and visit… Continue reading Travel Checklist
It's Sunday, everyone! I, obviously, cannot vote in France. I'm a legal resident, not naturalised, and not a citizen. This is a hugely consequential election for France, and the turnout as of lunchtime are not looking great. While I look forward to voting in the 2022, the extent of my participation this round was to… Continue reading French Elections for the Disenfranchised
To celebrate the three day weekend, E and I got out of the city. We went for a long walk in one of the most beautiful gardens I've ever seen in my life. It felt fitting for a holiday where people usually give each other flowers; we didn't buy any from the dozens of people selling… Continue reading May Day!
The pace of the blog is really getting away from me this week! My father and I are going to the airport tomorrow, he'll be going back home and I'll be going back home. That's an odd idea to internalise, that my parents home and my home are different. This isn't to say, of course,… Continue reading Monday Musings