Monday, 16 July 2012

"THE WORLD SEEMS A BETTER PLACE TODAY... MAYBE THE QUESTIONS ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE ANSWERS."

Reading:; Angels and Demons- Dan Brown.

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.

 Gemma and me by La Rochelle harbour (my mum made me panic pack saying I was taking FAR too much so ended up only taking two pairs of shoes- me flip flops and creepers).

 Me Gemma and her husband started the evening with mojitos.

 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.


 Awkward photo! (my dad looks like he is photo bombing)

 La Rachelle harbour after dark...

 ..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).
Necklaces: Gifts.

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.

The first is from ASOS, the second from Oasap, and the third from Oasap.

Jodie x

19 comments:

  1. I have to say, I had pina coladas while on holiday in the region and they were very strong as well (it seemed to be the case with most drinks, too- the French must really like their drink!) I always came back with good stuff from the craft markets and hypermarkets. You've got me all sentimental with this post!

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    1. I thhink its because they drink so few in number they don't really notice strength.

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  2. lovely images! looks like a great time! wish i could be back in france :]

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  3. love the colour of that dress

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  4. uau, great pics. i love the one with the pineapple

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    1. me too- I wish I could find these in a shop but so far my serching has turned up empty handed.
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  5. Hey,
    I found your blog because you follow Fashion Champagne and I thought I would check out a few other Bloggers that follow her. She has great style and I really like your as well. You have a awesome blog and this post is great, lovely pictures! It would be cool if we could follow each other!
    If you have facebook, I would be so grateful if you could like my page: http://www.facebook.com/newyorkdoll
    Aimee: http://www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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    1. thank you - i would love to check out your blog

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  6. Looks like such a good time! Love the color of your dress!
    :)
    Allison

    P.S. I'm having an INTERNATIONAL $75 Shopbop giveaway on my blog, so don't forget to enter! :)
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  7. Oh i love your dress! I want it, haha.

    stephaniejw
    http://stephaniejw.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. thank you- nI only wish I knew where you can buy more as it really is beautiful
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  8. Is that a drink...in a pineapple? Amazing! That croissant looks yummy!
    www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

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    1. Its a pottery pinapple you slip a glass in- which is so much better! I ate too much good food in france i feel like i put on a stone
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  9. the dress is gorgeous! i utterly love your strong eyebrows, pretty xo

    The Young Bridget Jones

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  10. Lovely blog!! Would you like to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin?

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