Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Lovely London

I haven't really been sleeping great since being in Paris and it's gone beyond annoying. I blame the fact that my couch/bed is one step away from my dining table, 3 steps away from my bathroom, and 5 steps away from my kitchen. It's hard to switch off when you have to convert your couch in your living room to your bed and feel "settled" at the end of the process.

I'd been holding off until heading to London to try to get my little hands on some natural sleep remedies while I could speak English. On my expedition to Boots I grabbed some "Rescue Night Spray" which sounded promising. I couldn't wait to try it. Once I was home on my first night back in Paris I took to my pillow and sprayed two pumps, a modest amount, I didn't want to drown in the stuff. I was waiting to be lulled by the "Bach flower, Cherry Plum and White Chestnut essence" into the best sleep ever. I couldn't smell anything so I gave it another few sprays and waited for the magic to happen.

It didn't. Turns out the Rescue Night Spray goes on your tongue and not your linen.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Montmartre Mondays


A couple of days ago I didn't do much for whole day so thought I should at least put on some walking shoes and do a giant lap around the Seine for some exercise. I came home pleased with myself and then decided a few squats and lunges were a good idea, while quietly giving myself brownie points for being amazing. Never again. In rolls Monday a few days later were I thought that heading up to the hilliest part of Paris where stairs are encountered every 20 metres was a good idea. Stairs were steep, cobblestone streets were slippery, and the inclines were unavoidable. It was on this Monday that I decided that exercise can't come in between me and my plans as I only have 5 weeks left in France!

I'm more than half way through my time in Paris and soon I'll have to pack up my tiny apartment and take the looooong haul flight back home to Australia. Probably best to leave the exercise until I'm home just to be safe.

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