Thursday, July 03, 2008
We're settled in here in France, Zari has recovered from jet lag, and our students have arrived and started their classes (French in the morning, plus studio arts/art history/French cooking in the afternoon). Here's my daily routine:
7:00 am: wake up
7:30 am: run for 30 minutes through vieux Nice and along the Promenade des Anglais, turning around at the Hotel Negresco.
8:30 am: breakfast
9:00-noon: walk with Zari up to the parks and playground on the top of the hill overlooking Nice.
1:00-4:00 pm: naptime for Zari, while I work on my dissertation and check email
4:00-5:00 pm: yoga on MWF (taught by one of our senior staff)
5:00-7:00 pm: swim in the ocean (a 5 minute walk away) or do other fun outings with Zari
7:00 pm: dinner
8 or 9:00 pm: bedtime for Zari
11:00 pm: bedtime for me
Eric joins us occasionally when he has some free time. Right now (8 pm, just after dinner) he's playing soccer in the courtyard with Zari. This a view from the terrace of our apartment, which is in the middle of the school on the 4th floor. All of the buildings in the foreground, including the clock tower, are part of the school. This picture shows about 1/4 of the school; it's huge.
Other news: I saw in our local paper that Angelina Jolie had checked into a maternity hospital in Nice for the duration of her pregnancy (however long that will be--they've been mum about her due date). One of the people we work with, an art history professor at the University of Nice, saw Brad Pitt yesterday. He happened upon him by accident when he was driving near the hospital.
Posted by Rixa Freeze at Thursday, July 03, 2008