Sunday, 21 September 2008

This weekend....

This was my first weekend alone in Paris. I have to admit that when I first got here a few weeks ago I had twinges of loneliness but I'm now loving the space and time that comes with living alone.

Marc and I are coming up to our 3 year anniversary, and I'm so looking forward to it. I went out on Saturday and looked for a gift for him. I knew what I wanted to buy but I needed to find it, and I am so satisfied with what I found. I won't say what it is or post a picture because he reads this sometimes! I so hope he likes it!

Then I stumbled upon a very special hat shop called Grevi. It sells gorgeous handmade hats from Florence. I adore hats and have quite a collection, and I had to indulge. I vow to post a hat post sometime soon so that I can show you my new acquisitions! It was so special shopping at Grevi - the shop was so well laid out and the sales lady was so knowleageable and let me try on lots of hats until I found the right one. I love great shopping experiences like that. Paris has an abundance of stunning boutiques and I'll have to watch my purse strings.

One frustration has been my inability to post photos from my camera. I'm using a work laptop and I just don't think it has the right programme. Such a bummer.

On Saturday night I met my wonderful friend Anna. Anna and I first met when we came up for interview at Oxford. We clicked straight away - she is such a special and precious person. Unfortunately we lost touch for a few years - we both spent our junior year abroad here in Paris at different times, so when I graduated she was still in Paris. She's here completing her PhD at Cambridge. What a smart and humble person! We celebrated her birthday with all her friends and her great fiance, Charles, in a lovely bar in Montmartre (where they filmed Amelie!). It's so great that we both happen to be in Paris at the same time and I am so excited to spend more time with her! Yay!

Today, Sunday, I've had my head stuck in GMAT books. I haven't been as productive in a very long time, so I'm pleased. Tomorrow is the Harvard Info Session here in Paris. I'm so excited to go, but I know I'll like what I hear and that even with a great GMAT score (which with my lacking maths skills is still very very uncertain) Harvard would be a reach for me. Still, I'm looking forward to being inspired and hopefully encouraged tomorrow. I'll report back with my impressions.