Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Nothing Much

Water Lily in Giverny.

So far it has been a rather uneventful week. The weather is fantastic right now, sunny and warm. Today I am going to find shoes. I guess I should say I am going to try to find shoes. I haven't been able to buy any in France because my feet are too big, but I have found a store with "big, big, big sizes-up to a 43." A 43 is probably an American 11. If you have large feet, don't expect to find shoes in France.

After shoe shopping, I am going to a pub to watch the England vs. Sweden match. I like football and I like watching it in a pub because it is a lot of fun! I hope England wins, but it should be exciting either way.


Expat Traveler said...

Hey! I've found someone with the same problem as me! I wear a 43and well I never never never found one pair in France. They usually only go up to 41. My friend was so determined to find shoes the first time we went to PAris. She finally gave up!!! And she's a suppppppppppppper shopper. She wears a 36 by the way!

And well I've stuffed my feet into 42's in Switzerland and worked through the blisters and then bought some mens 43's in the winter time and my feet loved it. OF course you can't go around wearing clunkers all year round! I guess you could wear addidas or pumas! (well in switzerland)

So we have another thing in common!

Expat Traveler said...

Lovely shot by the way, I really like it!

Anil said...

I wonder sometimes, how can something be so beautiful. Nice oicture.

Angela in Europe said...

Expat-I am stuck between a 42 and 43. I am an American size 10. I can't find real shoes anywhere in Europe, but I can find flip flops. Long live flip flops!

Julie said...

Great picture!

OK, I'm updating my mental image of Paris yet again. Bad bathrooms, no A/C, small-footed people.

Anything else I should know?

Tim said...

I have tried to get into "football" or as we call it here soccer but I just can't. I tried to watch the Australia vs Brazil match and I could only last about 20 minutes at which point I could not take any more and switched over to the U.S. Open golf tournament. I guess one has to grow up with soccer to appreciate it.

Lotus Reads said...

Angela! What a gorgeous, gorgeous picture, I could spend all day just reveling in its loveliness.

Did you enjoy the England vs.Sweden game? I passed by a pub that evening and the parking lot was filled with cars bearing English flags. The atmosphere inside must have been quite boisterous, but in a nice kind of way.

Angela in Europe said...

Tim-I like football now because I am caught up in the European fever of the World Cup. I never liked it at home.

Angela in Europe said...

Lotus-Thank you so much!
The game was great, but I think the English played a little below their normal standard.