Le Fabuleux (drôle) Destin…

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Good evening everybody,  I am chilling in my bed. I feel really happy today, all my essays are over and I have time to focus on Christmas and what to do during it. This morning I had a long walk, and a thorough tour of the Christmas market. I went to Santa Land where I haven’t been before, because well….  it’s just for children, but I am like Peter Pan inside so I felt in the right place at the right time.

For breakfast I baked pancakes. Yesterday night I watched some videos by Jamie Oliver who taught me how to not be a complete disaster! For it being the first time, they weren’t so bad! I put marmalade and honey on them (The recipe is on his web site if you want to have a look!)

Two of my flatmates are in Paris, I really envy them. I love Paris, or well, I love talking in French. It is such a beautiful language, but unfortunately my level is not so good! I promised myself to improve it sooner or later. A friend of mine once asked me, what is your favourite language between the ones you are studying? I felt really troubled answering it, I don’t actually have a language that I like more than the other, but if I had to choose I would say that English and French are at the same level. I enjoy learning both of them! A few days ago I had my “Amélie Poulain” moment, you know what am I talking about? Have you ever seen “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain” ? starring Audrey Tautou. It’s one of my favourite movies. I love watching it in French without subtitles and listening to how wonderful this language is. How can you not fall in love with a language which has the adjective “drôle” to mean “funny” (dreamy eyes)? I could stay here talking about the French language for ages but I would bother you so it is better I move on…

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Sometimes I feel like Amélie, “I like noticing details that no one else sees”; and trust me, Edinburgh is full of details… a good place to start noticing them is the left side of the National Scottish Gallery where there are many benches, but you can also sit on the grass if you want (personally I prefer it). I don’t want to tell you anything more… it’s up to you where you want to start your “hunt”.

Here below are some photos of the Christmas market that I forgot to post before:

 

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Two of my favourite things in one room!
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That’s a happy me!

Hope all of you are spending a drôle evening!

Lots of love,

Martina

 

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