August 30, 2010

my first french store!

This morning I woke up at about 11, ate breakfast (toast with the peanut butter i brought haha), then Amandine and I went to the store for a few things I needed. I bought some toileteries, cosmetics, and a planner for school. It was fun to look at all differences products they have here and to go through the check out line :) good thing the cashiers didn't ask me a lot of questions! Everything here is extremely expensive though! Sometimes I think im getting a good deal, but then I remember that 1 euro is more than 1 dollar! Oh well, what can you do?
One thing I noticed thats cheaper here is perfume. In the store I went to today there were bottles of perfume for about 15 dollars when here they are around 50 dollars! I will have to stock up :)
(don't worry mom I won't get the same kind I have at home that you hate!)
The rest of the day was really laid back. Both Patrice and Isabelle worked today so Amandine and I just sat around the house, reading and such. I didn't speak very much French today haha. But i did finish me book! and I started my first French book :) Its a book for 9 year olds but it teaching me a lot of new words so thats good. I only got through 5 pages today because I had to look up so many words! Quite the endeavor. Alright, well Im off to bed! Bonne Nuit!
Oh, here are some photos of my house---just for you Aunt Jenny, my faithful follower :)
street-view the living room the kitchenthe backyardmy room


  1. oh Em so fun to see your house! glad you had fun today.

    It is like Christmas for me when I see you posted on your blog.

  2. Thank you Thank you Emily for these pics. They do help to see where you are living. What a cute house!!!! Your room is so tidy. :)

    For some reason I think of you constantly wondering how you are doing. last night in the middle of the night I awoke and immediatley thought of you!! Sending lots of love to Em!

    xoxo Auntie Jen Thanks so much for pictures!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Sorry the book is so hard, but it's amazing the vocabulary used in books for kids. Just remember it will all get easier, and soon you will be amazed at how much you can read without looking things up :)