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I apologise to all for the delay in getting back to posting. It has been a tiring few weeks. I have almost recovered from my injuries and today actually managed to take my camera out to capture a few images of the city. Nothing too exciting but it was great being able to hold up my camera without wincing in agony.
In other news, the landlord/flatmate arrived back last night, with fiance and her son in tow. Such nice people. Although I am guessing he is a little mad just like me. As he needed to collect his motorcycle from the garage today and his fiance wasn’t here, he asked if I could go with him and drive the car back, with Eliot (the step-son) while he rode the bike. I’ve only really known him for a couple of days. Oh well. I didn’t tell him I hadn’t driven a left hand drive car before, but it all worked out. We got back safe and sound, and apart from my left hand hitting the door once when I needed to change gear, it’s actually not an issue.
Anyhow, I should be posting more regularly now. I hope you enjoy the photos.
Well the last week or so has been a little hectic. I finally found somewhere to live. It is a shared two bedroom flat. The landlord/flatmate seems really nice, unfortunately he like to talk to me in English but we will change that 🙂
The flat itself is a nice size, simply furnished and really comfortable. I have two weeks to get accustomed to it without him around as he has gone away for work, so that makes it easier. However, the last few days have been spent getting bits for my room, sorting out other bits and of course, being in contact with the insurance company about my accident. Fingers crossed it all works out.
Things are looking up. I have figured out exactly how long the painkillers last in my system. 5 Hours! That’s how much sleep I get before the pain wakes me up. But not to worry, it is getting better, slowly.
This week is the week to try and get a bank account opened, start seeing agencies about work etc. I have also found that the people down here are really friendly. I am very glad I was told to try Montpellier before settling in to Marseille. I would have missed out had I not listened.
Oh and I love the french supermarkets! Anyway, I do apologise for the lack of posts and photos, but once I can walk for more than 30mins without being in agony I will take my camera out and do some proper exploring.
Parler a bientôt
So, this morning my sister left on the drive back to Avignon to catch her train to Paris. Today involves yet another change of hotel for me. For 3 days at this one. Hopefully I’ll find accommodation soon.
I am now sat in a restaurant in Place de la Comédie having croissant and café. Did I mention it is 7:15am. I have a long wait before I can check into the hotel.
Not feeling the best today, thankfully the painkillers are not in short supply.
Anyhow, a little, perhaps boring, update.
Parler à bientôt.
5 years ago
Just a quick note to let you all know that I have posted a few photos onto the gallery page. Please understand though, that until I get my Mac delivered with the rest of my stuff, I haven’t been able to edit the RAW files so these are jpg files straight from camera.
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy them, such as they are.
So, here I am in Montpellier, thanks to a recommendation from a great friend who thought I would much prefer it here than Marseilles. He was right.
Don’t get me wrong, Marseille is great for what it is and I do really like it there but Montpellier is so much nicer. I will be adding a few photos at some point so be sure to check them out and don’t forget to follow my Instagram @avfrancaise
The city itself is amazing. Long history, great buildings and amazing little side streets. Perhaps I’m underselling it but I will show you all in photos what I mean.
Anyhow, I am now in the process of searching for somewhere to live. The two estate agents I have been to both told me they can’t help without having a French guarantor or a job. So it’s on to the flatmates websites. Seems to be quite a few available. To be honest it would help me get my French back quicker too 🙂
Anyhow, that’s it for now. I am loving it here and the weather is glorious!
A bientôt mes amis.
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