Day 2 in France was spent with the whole morning in bed- I'm not lying I was very un-Jodie-like and slept in; lucky my dad woke me up to let me know he bought me a croissant from the local bakery or I would have easily slept the whole holiday as I had worked over 60 hours in the week leading up to the trip.
We then had a very funny yet terrifying trip to the local supermarket as we got VERY lost (a 20 minute trip took over two hours) but bought a lot of tasty food for the week- including some truly amazing fruit and veg! It was so fresh and juicy and just YUM! All I can say that after a worrying car drive where we basically drove up and down a road looking for a white duck (that we finally realised had been removed) and a trip through a farmers field I finally got some breakfast.
I would like to add that although I HATE pastry- I love croissants. I don't know why but I can't get enough of them.
The rest of the day was spent lazing around the pool reading my kindle listening to music, and the evening we went into La Rochelle town for my sister Gemmas early birthday dinner which included having a taxi ride with the smelliest driver in the world! Quite glad he couldn't understand English.
Chanelle and me.
Then we went onto a cocktail bar where EVERY drink is served in an exotic glass.
I had a Pina Colada- it was Divine! But very very strong.
..and La Rochelle tower.
Before dinner we looked around the evening market- where there was so much kitchy stuff I nearly died with glee. It was just amazing! There was handmade jewellery made from glass, and carved wood, and birthstones, and wine racks made of twisted wood, and statues that looked super cute, and paintings and just wow! I could have spent an absolute fortune in that market but I held back- mostly as we didn't have the space in the suitcase :( After the amazing meal we went to the an Irish bar- and the owner was the only person we had a full conversation with as no1 really speaks English in La Rochelle and my family (although got alone fine) are not the best French speakers.
For the evening out I had to dress up- and I bought this beautiful dress for the occasion. The dusty pink shade is far far from my normal choice but it just jumped out at me and I had to buy it. It was just a shame that (to reduce weight and after panic packing) I only bought my creepers and flip flops so didn't get to dress it up with heels.
Dress: Charity shop
Belt: no idea sorry
Cardigan: Primark (similar here).
Creepers: Camden (similar here).
I love the cut of this dress but the main reason I bought it was because of the colour- this dusty pink is just a very nice (although unusual for me) colour. Unfortunalty being from a charity shop I would have no idea in the world where you can buy one (and its so beautiful I wish I can give it to everyone as a gift), but I've been searching for something similar.