Everyone’s seen photos of the Paris Christmas market.
You know the one. Up the Champs-Élysées, little wooden market stalls selling overpriced gingerbread and ‘exotic’ scarves. The Arc de Triomphe at one end, the Roue de Paris at the other. When you think about Paris at Christmas, you think about that big shiny, lit up wheel.
On the 7th (or 8th, we’re not sure) of January, Ollie and I celebrated our two year anniversary. So that’s cool. Shout out to him for putting up with not being quite as awesome as me. Anyway, on that cold cold day, we decided that outside was where we wanted to be. Outside and high up. Fun fact: we’re both a little bit scared of heights. We chose really well didn’t we?
So the Roue de Paris is actually awesome. For 12€ you get a little while going round and round, taking in Paris in its entirety. Its like the London Eye only very temporary, not as high, and not at all as luxury. Haaaa that makes it sound bad. It’s small and cute and definitely worth it if you want to see Paris from 360 degrees.
So yeah, as I say, Ollie and I have now been *properly* together for two years. A long time, but also not a long time at all. One of those awkward in between amounts of time. We’re cool. Its cool. He’s my best friends and he takes all my shit and doesn’t own me – a good thing to look for in a man in 2015. He’s also a raging feminist which is the shit. High five, Oliver!
Also how good do my eyebrows look, man? I decided to treat myself to the Sephora brow palette (two powders, a wax, two brushes and tweezers) for 15€ and I’m so so happy with it. So happy. I think I’ve finally found a brow product that not only matches my brow and hair colour simultaneously, but also that I would 100% buy again. Its been a really good few weeks.
The view from the Roue de Paris is breathtaking. From the Tour Eiffel to the Pantheon, up to Sacra Coeur and then back down to Opera and the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and Tuileries Gardens directly below, everything is breathtaking.
I’ve been having really mixed emotions about going back to Paris at the end of the month, not least because the thought of spending a solid five month stint, with no breaks, terrifies me. Seeing the city from so high up, taking in absolutely everything in one go, it really put it all in perspective for me. Five months is a long time, but not a long time. Paris is big, but not so big that I couldn’t see the whole of it in one go. I think together with the fact that its now 2016, the year that I leave Paris, things are going to be on the up. I have a set goal to push towards, and the comfort of knowing that at the end I am home, Sussex or Durham, with my friends and family.
Has anything changed your perspective lately?
What’s your favourite eyebrow product?