Arles, Nice, Monaco and the death of my phone

So, after a drive that felt like forever – this coach is fine, its got music, A/C, but after being on it for 7 plus hours it feels like a prison – we pulled up to our “campsite” in the South of France. We did have one stop in a place called Arles, which is…

Barcelona baby

So, we pulled into Barcelona and into our Hostel, the Generator Hostel. I have to say, I was a bit worried about hostels when I booked this tour, but I have nothing but nice things to say about Generator Hostel. Working A/C, beds with sheets, water in the showers that you could adjust the temp…

Chateau Fontainebleau and melting in Thieze

So, we left Paris yesterday an began the trek to Thieze which is just outside of Lyon in the south of France in an area called the Beaujolais wine region. To break up the trip, we stopped at Chateau Fontainebleau on the way there, which was the royal summer home when they just couldn’t handle the…

Paris, the entrée

So, we’ve made it to the Contiki Chateaux, which thankfully has servicable wifi for pic uploading, so I can post Paris 🙂 I didn’t do as much this trip as last time, given that I’d seen most things I wanted to see the first time. Paris, naturally, remains as spectacular the second time, like the…

A Paris appetizer (on account of criminally bad wifi)

So, I thought I knew bad wifi. I thought I’d seen it all. I was so wrong. The wifi in this hotel (Ibis Gard du Nore Chateau Landon) is so bad, I almost feel embarassed on behalf of the hotel!! My plan was to move my pics to my tablet from my new camera and…

London calling :)

So, I landed in London at around 10am. Got about 4 hours of sleep maybe, but an advantage of my meds is that I rarely feel tired so I was OK to go! Had a snag that had the potential to be ugly trying to load my Travelex card at the airport but it worked…

The tablet test

So, I’m planning to use my tablet to do my blog posts on vacation, and I figured I should do a test post before hand to try it out. So, here are some test pics: My cousin’s cottage view 🙂 The sunset at the shore and my head – I am blonde, though only by…

The Blog Tour Award :)

So, the lovely http://potentialdoctor.com has nominated me for a Blog Tour Award, which is fantastic 🙂 She’s a mom and a pre-med who runs a great blog, so you should give that link a click! So, I’ve been informed that this is how the Blog Tour Award works – I need to: 1) Pass the tour on…

Home, summer and easy living

So, after a bit of a stressful (more little stresses, like my suitcase handle refusing to retract, getting random selected at security, and then having a 45 min delay at boarding) flight I’m finally home, and trust me, it finally feels like summer!!!!!  Home for me is always a complicated concept, because I live in…

Summer for real starts in t minus 19 hours!

So I passed my rewrite! 🙂 Which, yeah, is great because it’s always a relief to pass, but it’s mostly great because it means that I am truly, 100% free to actually have my summer break now! I love this gif…also I have a lot of Chris Pratt gifs saved in my gifs file, I…

The sleepy life

So, I suppose you know that summer has really started when you find yourself still in your bed at 2:30pm. Whee, productivity, what even is that? 😉 But yeah, for the last few days I’ve done as little as possible and enjoyed it.  I had my rewrite on Friday morning, and once I get the…

Sigh…and then they pull me back in

Sigh…so failed that last exam 😦 Can’t say I didn’t have a feeling it might end up that way – there were a bunch of questions that I felt really 50/50 on, and after talking to my classmates I kind of felt I’d edged the wrong way on a few of them.  That, and I’d…