First day of work completed!
Lovely surprise to find that one of the girls I am working with is in fact another Durham student. Even smaller world to find out that she and I have a lot of mutual friends! We are already making fun plans, like La Bohème at the Bastille on Wednesday. (What is my life?!)
Work was actually much, much more positive than I anticipated. A lot of awkward silences, and some bolshy teenagers insisted on speaking French, but for a first day, so good.
After work, took the Métro to La Marais for some more people-watching and a bite to eat. Car horns and vuvuzelas were deafening, but the atmosphere was electric as les bleus convincingly beat Nigeria. Topped the evening off with Amorino (the dreeeeaaam) on the way home – I had chocolate (duh), heritage raspberry (ha) and Speculoos…