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Life in France: Day 8


Day 8, October 1st

My plan of sleeping in worked out; I didn’t get out of bed until 11:15 and I desperately needed that. We didn’t leave until around two and in the end, didn’t spend more than forty-five minutes at the chocolate festival. The total travel time took longer than the time we spent there.

A candy necklace - the expensive style.

Artistically appealing, but honestly, who would leave it in that state for long?

There were no sculptures this year, so I couldn’t take any pictures of fancy chocolate. I did, however, spot this, which ended up as the most artistic food on display – and it’s not even chocolate!

Aside from that, there were various stands with highly priced chocolate for sale from different chefs and brands. I tried a few samples, bought some smaller, cheaper items and had an ice cream.

Sadly, that was all there really was to do this year. They had one small stage where at one point, a chef started to make chocolate live, but we didn’t hang around to watch the entire process.

What a beautiful view.

On our way back to the apartment, Melanie took a small detour and parked near a small lake, or pond – either way. We only stayed for a minute or two, as she was just showing it to me, but it was quite beautiful and peaceful. Empty, except for one concentrated fisherman on the lake-bed.

After that short trip, we got some groceries and after putting them all away, Melanie headed off to some friends. That leaves me alone at the apartment tonight!

For once, I don’t feel rushed as I’m writing today’s Life in France blog. This past week, stress and haste got to me and I couldn’t focus, felt physically and mentally exhausted.

Now, after regaining some sleep and having a relaxing day, I feel better. I can only hope it stays this way for the rest of my journey in this foreign country. Here’s hoping for an enjoyable three weeks and that I may have stuff to blog about every day!

Stay tuned, everyone. There’s many more days to come.

Author: Natasha McNeely

I'm a writer, reader, gamer and a dreamer. I love losing myself to thought and considering possibilities. That is how I create my stories and weave the erratic tales into readable ones.

5 thoughts on “Life in France: Day 8

  1. That rock-candy necklace reminds me of other candy necklaces/bracelets that I used to get as a kid. As pretty as it looks, I’d definitely have it in my mouth quickly. 😉

    Relaxing days can be the most important part of any trip. If you’re always on the go and trying to cram everything in, you’ll just get stressed out and dislike the rest of your stay. It’s great that you got to have such a nice, quiet weekend so far!


    • Yeah, it does, but much less complex and colorful. It wouldn’t survive long!

      Yeah, they are. I’m pretty much not doing anything today; just relaxing. I might see if I can get some writing in.

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  3. The necklace is interesting, lol. Not sure what it’s made of, and I’m not sure I really want to find out, either. ;3

    The lake is pretty, I’m happy you got more rest, and I hope you get more rest and enjoyment out of all of this instead of a ton more stress.

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