Well despite my goal to update more, I’ve been failing rather miserably. I’ve been caught up with school and work (I take 18 hours of French courses a week and teach English around 10-12 hours a week) and now I’m starting the application process to do my masters at the university of Nantes.
I’m settled into my apartment, a 34m squared one bedroom flat about 5 minutes from the center of town on the tram or a 10-15 minute walk. I still need to get some artwork for the walls but otherwise it’s pretty respectable.
Christmas was spent with my boyfriend’s family near Birmingham (England not Alabama) and we rang in the new year with our friends at the local. We went to the local pirate themed restaurant for Valentine’s Day, which was delicious and amazingly cheesy. Our table came complete with pirate hats, our waiters spoke with pirate themed vocabulary, and the best part was that our check came in a treasure chest, wrapped up like a scroll! Too funny.
Next month I’ll be flying back to the states with Dan so he can meet the family and show him around my neck of America. The countdown is getting close already!
Otherwise life is mostly being seen through rose colored glasses for right now but when you live in Nantes, there’s always going to be a least a little grey on the horizon. Despite the amazing mid teen temperatures this week, next week will be back in the low single digits. Oh Nantes, why must you tease us so?
I’ll be trying to post some more with recipes and useful tips and tricks for the American living abroad, but no promises! Until next time…