What a greeting I received at the apartment from my landlords (now friends)! I had just started unpacking when they invited me to lunch - a plate of charcuterie (ie, prosciutto, salami, pate, pickles and salad) followed by a delicious fish - "colin," which Google Translate says is "hake" - with broccoli. The meal ended with a luscious roquefort, and we drank a pleasant Bordeaux throughout. They further spoiled me by filling my refrigerator with everything I could possibly need to get started - so I wouldn't need to leave home the first day!
It was great fun unpacking the boxes I'd left behind! Although it's been less than four months, I'd forgotten what I had... The happiest find, next to the extension cord for my Mac, some perfume and my favorite nightgown, was the unopened box of 100% French cocoa powder! After a nap, I spent the evening in, watching "The Simpsons," dubbed into French, followed by a couple of mediocre, American movies that I will refrain from mentioning by name. After a delicious hot chocolate, I went to bed and slept fitfully, until falling into a deep sleep from 9 am to 1 pm!
Tonight was an adventure, which I will share tomorrow... It's nearly 4:30 in the morning! Faites de beaux reves! (That's French - minus an important accent - for "Sweet dreams!")