Firstly the "J'ai 17 ans" in my title isn't simply stating my age, instead emphasising my change in age, I turned 17 two weeks ago (February 15th). There isn't really much to say, except I have some pretty amazing friends who know how to make birthdays the best, a surprise feast at lunchtime, that was cute! It has to be the first time I have enjoyed my birthday at school, usually it's in the half term but this year I have no complaints whatsoever. I was supposed to have a movie night after school but we spent most of the evening playing Articulate and make-shift karaoke (Mtv with subtitles)!
The following day is when the real fun began. I went to Nancy, a little city in North-East France with a group of French A-level students for the week. The whole purpose of the trip was to work, so we were all given different work placements, mine was in a lingerie shop called Etam. Actually, I was supposed to work in a shop called Kiabi, which from my research and comparative skills is pretty much a French Matalan, however when we had to go out and find our work placements, mine wasn't on the map (just my luck), it turns out I would have had to get the metro (tube) there, bearing in mind there was no metro station, so I was placed in Etam with another girl who came on the trip.
Working in Etam made me appreciate underwear so much, spending 7 hours a day surrounded by the most gorgeous bras and knickers starts to have an effect, they also had some of the most adorable pyjamas ( which I may or may not have purchased.) Another great thing about Etam was that none of the workers spoke a great amount of English, so I had to be in complete French mode 95% of time.
Besides that, Nancy is a beautiful city, it's so cosy and you instantly feel at home. It was very modern but still had many typical French elements such as 100's of pharmacies and patisseries, both of which came in handy.
It snowed twice which was dandy. It was also really fun hearing little stories that people would bring back from work each day, also forming friendships with those then random people you spoke to on the coach!
|F is for friends that do stuff together ^^|
|Un beau ciel|
|Mes nouvelles amies!|
|Our French colleagues in the middle!|
|Puppies on my feet!|