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Fin de la busy!

Posted by Rachel J Roche on May 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM

The main tax deadline has passed and I am pleased to report that WE DID IT! What better way to round off with a glass of champagne and some very scrummy hors d’oeuvre in the Crystal Club, a swish open space at the top of the cafeteria in the garden - very nice indeed, and with a great view of Neuilly out on the balcony.

The short soriée started with a few speeches from the bosses singing our praises and then we had the pleasure of showcasing our video of comedy sketches put together earlier in the day with the help of Microsoft movie-maker and a tiny video camera. The result was genius and went down very well; it is apparently a tradition at the end of the “busy season” for the interns to put a little something amusing together at this annual celebration.

Although I didn’t stay too long at our evening “do”, I was luckily present when we were told to take the day off the following day to relax! And then we received novelty mugs as a souvenir. I spent the next day walking around Paris finally getting all the little jobs done that I hadn’t had chance to do in ages which was brilliant.

Most of us have another 4weeks here at the firm before the end of our internship, and I for one will be sad to see the end as we all get on very well together and I think I am even starting to get used to French humor! I am not sure my British humor has muscled its way in despite my best efforts but at least I still know how to make myself laugh! I can usually be seen walking around the office with a big grin on my face and half chuckling to myself and I am sure most of the office thinks I am barmy, but that just makes it all the more funny.

I am sure that I will stay in touch with some of the people here and I am helping one of the interns to find a job in the UK for a few months soon – by all accounts he loves the UK and he wants to brush up on his English as well.

In other news, Adam came over last week for a few days overlapping a visit by my mother and sister-in-law during which we visited plenty of sights and caught up over a glass of wine on the river next to the Eiffel Tower.

This weekend I am jetting back to the UK for the fabulous wedding of Lynne & Karl and I am super excited to see everyone. True to form I gave Adam a list of everything I needed him to bring with him to Oxfordshire and I did my usual facetime remote packing to grab what I need from my wardrobe at home in York.

There is a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks and I can’t wait!

I will post some more photos soon.

Categories: Paris , Sorbonne

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