Another week of exciting nannying adventures, actually in terms of nannying jobs it probably is a bit more interesting as a few soap opera type happenings have been unfolding. The current situation means that we (mum,kids and me) have moved out of the house into a hi-de-hi style campsite, in a flash (but small) cabin. There is theme nights every night, my favourite was a battle of the sex game translated into english on the notice board as the ‘sex war game’ hmmmm….
Did get a chance to get away a bit and was in Nice to watch the final of the world cup, already for a great evening, france would win, everyone would go mental, it was going to be awesome. Unfortunately they lost which wasn’t really part of the plan! I was staying in a hostel and meet 2 very cool Irish girls so we had some tea and watched the game on the big screens set up by the beach. Was very depressing when France lost to Italy but we did joke about just driving over to Italy cause its only about 1/2 an hour away!
Did however have a great evening dancing the evening away on tabletops in a crazy english bar where the band ended up too drunk to finish, good times!
Also got to spend a night in Antibes which is another town along the coast. Pretty much taken over by Kiwi’s, Aussies and South Africans all looking for work on the boats that are there over summer. Stayed at a hostel where pretty much everyone is looking for work so had a few chats to find out a bit more info as its a possibility for next month. Don’t know if it’ll work out but will see….still nice night in Antibes and hung out at the beach the next day.
And on Saturday kate and grader arrived to stay in nice for awhile, randomly found Grader on the side of the road so we waited for Kate for a bit who unfotunately had her bags left onroute in Dubai. Had the night of so sneakily stayed in the nice airconditioned hotel room. Ate ice-creams and just hung out. Very cool to see them both and Kate brought some fuin things from home for me from my parents, like shoes (which I didnt actually have) and chocolate and of course more vegemite! Met up with them and also Tom who, incidently, is in Antibes looking for boat work, in Cannes for the day.
Am now in Nice for 2 nights off with Kate and Grader. Really great to see people from home and have people to hang out with. Had a fun day walking up to this waterfall which had great views over the city and ate chinese takeaways on the beach. We also did a bit of shopping for Graders fiance, heather, always interesting in girlie shops with Grader trying to decide which style of singlet top and what colour underwear to buy. After a bit of a rest back at the hotel we went out for icecreams and to have a look around the very busy streets. Its pretty much middle of high season here so everywhere is packed with tourists, buit its kind of cool as its busy and stuff is happening. Did see possibly the greatest busker of all time, dressed in a kind of ripped leather outfit dancing hardcore to Michael Jackson….hilarious….
So tomorrow is of to Monaco for the day then I’ll be back at the campsite for the rest of the week and have 2 more nights off before I’ll be leaving! Am looking onto jobs in the UK now as earning pounds sounds like a good plan to actually get some money!! But who knows where I will end up for the rest of the summer, could quite happily just sit on these beautiful beaches for another month…..