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More final countdowns

I think this is the second “final countdown” I’ve had in a year. Oh my ever-changing days. My job in France is officially over, and now I have about a month of Paris time left to take tourist pictures, and explore about a million places. A google search on “free things to do in Paris” brings up an awful lot. Mostly they involve being in parks. Or museums. That’s a hot weather plan and a rainy day plan all in one. Hooray.

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This is just a flipping excellent view

A long time ago (maybe a month?) I bought last-minute evening tickets to Roland Garros, went on a Saturday, queued for a very long time, and ended up on court Phillippe Chatrier just in time to watch Roger Federer play some pretty good tennis against French boy Gilles Simon. Obviously the local crowd were fairly Simon-supporting, but I have a soft spot a mile wide for Federer. He plays tennis like it was invented just for him. Incroyable. The game was quite the tense one, going all the way to five sets – definitely giving us our money’s worth. I am now devastated Federer is out of Wimbledon.  Especially since I have a whole free week to watch it now! I will enjoy the sunshine (please come back, sunshine) in one of the many recommended parks instead.

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Federer, doing his thing

Last weekend was Fete de la Musique in France, so I went adventuring with some girls across the capital. There were performers everywhere, all night long. We ended up at the Grand Palais, for a Wanderlust club night. That building is such a beauty. The metro was running all night to take me home, and great fun was had by all. Highlights included the gay club that spilled out into the streets, with bubbles being blown up into the sky, and a Brazilian drumming group that were playing for hours and hours near Hotel de Ville. They were excellent.

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Wedding time!

Today my very best friend in the whole world is getting married. So. Excited.

I’m also at home, away from my bunboys, sad. I have been hanging out with these lovely chaps, though.

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Bridal shower and April showers

A couple of weekends ago I helped to organise the bridal shower and hen party of my lovely friend Lesley. She’s not getting married until early June, but there are important exams for a couple of bridesmaids (myself included) between now and then.

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Oh what a night!

This weekend was fun. Flatmate turned the ripe old age of 29, and we celebrated with cocktails and Prosecco at the Voodoo rooms. It’s such a beautiful venue. Last time I was there was during the summer for an event called White Mink, an electro-swing evening. Everyone dressed in their finest twenties garb, and drank Courvoiser cocktails. Lots of fun.

We had a cocktail in a Hendrick’s teapot, flavoured with rose lemonade. A little too floral for my taste, but beautiful nonetheless. We shared a bottle of Prosecco, and followed it with gin and tonics. I love Hendrick’s gin. Yum. I also invented my favourite drink ever. Double Hendrick’s, one shot of St. Germain, and topped up with tonic. I think it would be nicer with prosecco instead of tonic, but I couldn’t afford to ask for that as well.

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