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Well Helloooo!
I have been pretty quiet for the past.. two weeks maybe? But I have three very good reasons for that.
  • I have had Alex at home for an extended period of time. Almost two weeks instead of the four original days that it was supposed to be. We had a fab time. We went to Glasgow, the Castle, Cramond beach, New Town, Old Town... all the usual touristy places. It was also nice to have some French company.

  • I have been revising for my exam, without mentionning this Wiki that has abslutely sucked the strength out of me!

  • I have created a new blog that I have been meaning to open for a while. A blog exclusively dedicated to music. Music that I love, music that I've just discovered, music that I know is good and that I wish I was listening to more... You'll find fresh and up-an-coming stuff, but also cheesy stuff, songs that are catchy but not necessarily good musically speaking. Anyway, go browse some tunes on it and leave a comment -I love a bit of arguing over tastes ;)

Other than that, there's been a major news recently: I got a new job :) Marte, who's doing her placement at JAC travel got me an interview there last friday as they were looking for someone for the busy summer. I got the good news on wednesday. I was just so happy! I hope I will love it as much as Marte is! I'm not too worried :)

To celebrate my future salary and treat myself, I bought ELLE. I never buy it because £3.60 for a magazine is just over-priced to me. But I don't feel as bad now. I just love the whole process behind it. Going to the Newsagent, choosing your magazine, looking at the big titles, and then just siting down in the bus or at home and opening it to discover hundreds of glossy pages covered in pretty photoshoots and full of upcoming trends. And the heady smell of the freshly printed pages is just delightful!

My step-mum buys dozens of these magazines every month and she always goes on about how she has to be the first one to touch them. Nodoby can read them unless she has read them first. I think I got that from her.

Not only am I planning to buy ELLE and VOGUE, I am also thinking about getting a subscription for french rock and alternative music magazine Rock & Folk. I just watched French X-Factor last night and one of the judges is the editor-in-chief of the magazine. This man is just brilliant, and he definitely knows what he is talking about and has such an extensive knowledge about music from all times. He would just quote a random artist from the 60s or 70s and you would be like "no wonder he is doing what he does..."

Seeing him arguing about great acts just reminded me how much I enjoyed reading his magazine every month when I was back in France. So if ordering in the UK is possible, then I'm definitely gonna go for it!

I just need to keep focused until monday -11h40. After that, it's aaall good! :)


1 comment:

  1. The french one8 May 2010 at 13:21

    You miss this french company, don't you?

    I like your post, of course it was an extended trip but great. I'll remember this one during my all life, especially "Alex, I have BAD news. And I'm serious". It was so foolish !

    And about the fact that you bought "elle" magazine, and that's so expensive: don't worry, you're wealthy now with ur new job ! :D

    See you in Bordeaux camsiousiou, I learned that actually, during this period: i'm in holidays ! So call me.