On the day before my big trip around the South of France, I decided to take a walk to the Leclerc’s grocery store since it was a nice day, and I was in need of laundry detergent. Uh huh. So all began innocently as I left my house, down the street, through the park, down the hill, across the river, and then to the right up the hill through to Leclerc’s. Or at least that’s how it was SUPPOSED to go.
Even though I’ve walked the stretch once before, I made a wrong turn by going LEFT up the hill. Oops! I became hopelessly lost (or about as lost as you can get in a small town like Poitiers). I continued through and saw a new neighbourhood that I had not already seen.
Freakishly narrow house. Just exactly what proper use could you make of such an unusual living space?
Looks like some rich person’s house.
If you drink way too much wine, you have little hope of getting home up these crazy stairs if you live on top!
Very nice yard, as long as you’re not someone who has to go door-to-door and walking up this long drive way.
I did eventually make it to the store. I wasn’t too far away, and at least got a chance to see more of Poitiers without the hassle of making a plan to do so.
Once I got into the store, I found what I needed, and took a tour of the breakfast aisle.
Imagine being the poor sap sent to get some or “Boules de Mais” or “Blé Souffé” from the grocery store. You would be left confused not knowing which one to get.
I mentioned last time how my Sony Network Walkman music player decided to stop working. Not being able to survive for more than 24 hours without music, I set out to replace the player the next day. I went to FNAC, and spent about an hour looking at the products now available. I finally settled on an Apple iPod Nano 4 GB Blue. So far, I am quite impressed with it, as well as Apple’s iTunes software. My advice to anyone is to avoid Sony products since I’ve found they break quickly, and are not user friendly.
The iPod set me back about 200 Euro, or about C$300 (compared to C$229 current retail price in Canada), mainly because France is the most expensive place to buy iPods and many electronics.
I have no more classes this week, although I have a group meeting on Friday.
That’s all for now. Don’t hesitate to leave a comment!