The Fête de Lumières has come & gone. It was quite a crazy time in Lyon. I feel like I spent most of my time at Starbucks that weekend & I’m not half wrong. We started off the festivities a day early with a crazy night out in Lyon on the Thursday. It was just meant to be drinks but somehow it turned into something else quite early on. We predrank at Kate’s and somehow polished off her entire bottle of vodka along with the other beverages we had brought. Perhaps this explains why we were leaving her house 2 hours later than we’d meant…This may also explain the reason we walked to the Shamrock instead of taking the metro…& why we ended up drinking buckets (Thailand style) & not being allowed into any other bars afterwards. All in all, it was a fun night & I met even more of Kate’s international friends.
Zemmo arrived in the afternoon this past Thursday & I picked them up at Part-Dieu. We headed back to my apartment to drop off their things & then they walked down to Starbucks with me. I was working a 3 hour shift so they read & enjoyed my favourite Starbucks Christmas beverage (Créme Brulée Latte) while I worked. I was supposed to finish at 9, but it true Starbucks closing shift fashion, I didn’t actually get off til 9:30. By this time we were starving, so we hit up this little French burger bar called Ninkasi. There are several in Lyon & they brew their own beer & have great burgers that you can choose your toppings & one of their 3 Ninkasi sauces. They also have amazing fries! We followed this up with a apple tarte & made the trek home.
My apartment feels very empty now with Heather & Zevi gone, but it was so nice to have them here & get the chance to show them around my French home. It’s a bit sad to think that I probably won’t see anyone from home for another 5 months…of course, you guys are all more than welcome to come visit…Free accomodation! haha.Tonight is my Christmas Party for work…It’s at some Asian Restaurant (does anyone else find this odd?!) so I’m meeting up with the English girl, Tonia, who works with me. She’s really nice & has also invited me around for dinner on Friday evening at hers. It’s a bit of crazy week this week because all of Kate’s friends are writing exams & leaving for home ( a lot were just staying for one semester..sad seeing as I just met them). Kate is also leaving on Sunday morning for 3 weeks…so it’ll be interesting without her here for a while. Busy, busy week.
Anyways, this is PLENTY long enough already & I’m pretty much just rambling now. Hope you guys aren’t freezing too bad. I can’t even imagine winter in Calgary right now…I’m cold enough here as it is & it’s not even really cold!!!