I always find it difficult to get back into my usual routine after a holiday, don’t you? Not only do you suddenly have to start working 5 days a week again, you also have to get the house back in ship shape after having left it to its own devices while you were away. I have noticed that when I come home at 10pm the day before going back to work, I am always in a bad mood because I am worn out from the trip and suddenly swamped with things to do.
I’m writing this article on the 1st of July and I declare the summer holiday season officially open!
I am going to spend a week in Brittany in July and I am practically overcome with excitement at the idea of spending my free time in a beautiful house with a big garden. These last few days, I have found myself daydreaming about all the things I want to do during my holiday… So I decided to write them all down in a quick but sun-drenched blog post!
As I mentioned in my article on Mauritian sausage rougail, I only moved to France as a young adult, despite being half French and having a French passport. I grew up in England before moving to Mauritius at the age of 11, where I spent 7 years, learning French in a French-speaking secondary school.
I went to the French region of Picardy for the first time a few weeks ago! I was lucky enough to visit the Familistère de Guise while I was there. It was such an original and historic place that I just had to write an article about it!
I step onto the platform after a four hour train ride, march through the station out into the street and admire the utter quaintness of the scene in front of me. Rows of little wooden rooves, crowds of shoppers flowing as swiftly as the water in the river below the bridge and a tingling in my toes explained in equal parts by excitement and the fact that I stayed seated for too long on the train.
This is it! The Strasbourg Christmas market.