Take one Canadian girl in les Alpes.
Add the ups & downs of living in France.
Cover with melted cheese...
Et voilà !

Thursday, September 15, 2011


French word of the day:
le train-train.

It refers to the daily routine.

I think you could translate it as
"same old, same old" or perhaps
"another day, another dollar".

I don't usually complain about the daily grind.
You see, I really enjoy teaching English.

However, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday I teach pretty much all day.
As you teachers reading this know,
it's exhausting.

So I love making it to Thursday, 
when I only have a few classes.
It means I finally have some down time pour moi.

This afternoon, the weather was perfect.
I had about six zillion errands I needed to do 
& lots of stuff to take care of at home.

But you know what?
Carpe Diem was my high-school motto.

So I took advantage of not being caught up in the train-train,
unlike the first part of the week.

I gathered up my book, some stationary & my sunglasses.
I walked along the lake for a while.
I found a bench in the sun with a beautiful view of the water.
I read, people-watched, daydreamed a little.

Oh, & I took the above photo of 
Annecy's cute little tourist locomotive for you.

Take that, train-train!


  1. That sounds lovely. I like to escape from the train-train as often as I can (not enough this week!!!) I hope some of that stationery is headed in this direction...


    PS: It's almost Friday! And I spend Friday in my bibliotheque! Thank god.

  2. Hi Emily, I have really enjoyed your blog and I have awarded you The Versitile Blogger Award. If you jump to my blog you can pick you the picture of the award and see the happy things I've said about your blog.
    Happy blogging. --Kimberly

  3. Sounds like the perfect way to unwind from a very busy and crazy beginning to the week. Any amount of relaxing time like that always made a huge difference when I was teaching a crazy schedule. Hope you get to enjoy something similar this weekend too.


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