Bercy Village is in the south-eastern side of Paris. It was originally 19th century wine warehouses that have now been converted into boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. The tracks that were once used to move the wine barrels in and out of the wine warehouses are still in the center of the walkway. There is also a large cinema at one end of the village.
After a movie, we enjoyed some food and beverages at The Frog.
I dragged my computer all the way to the Montparnasse Starbucks. My fellow bloggers, Leesa and Jasmin, offered to help me with my blog.
Needless to say, the Wifi at Starbucks wasn't working. So, we headed over to McDo's (which is what they call the McDonald's here in France). Guess what?!?! The Wifi was not working there either. Maybe I just wasn't meant to blog!
On a positive note, Jasmin taught me how to open my computer (don't ask...I'm way too embarrassed!) and how to turn off my computer. I
444a okay....now how weird is this.... as I was right in the middle of typing this post, my keyboard changed from French to an English keyboard!!! That's why the three 4s followed by an "a". Luckily, Tom was sitting next to me and was able to do something to make the keyboard French again - tres bizarre!
Maybe the blogging gods are trying to tell me something.
I have been blogging for about a month now, but I have not shared my blog address with anyone. I know that this drives my husband crazy, but I feel that it's not ready for the world to view it yet.
Last night, my friend Leesa called. Leesa is the one who is responsible for getting me into this blogging mess. So, as Leesa is on the phone with me, Tom convinces me to give her my blog address.
As we're talking, Leesa logs on. Her first comment is "Oh no". Not a good start.
Leesa gave me the name Noel because of Starbucks. Actually, the first name that she gave me translated as either giraffe or monkey (or some other zoo animal). The Starbuck's employees thought that it was hysterical. Hence, my second new name Noel.
However...apparently I don't know how to spell my name....Noel is the boy's name and Noelle is the girl's name. Go figure!! Since I have no idea on how to change my blog address or gmail, I will remain Noel.
Oh I forgot...the reason why Leesa gave me a pseudonym is because my name is impossible to understand here in France (or in Spain, Germany, Portugal, Hungary etc....).
My computer has died (actually my husband killed it). So, now I have a new computer. It has a French keyboard which I thought was so cool. Now, I realize that it's very difficult to get used to. There are so many keys that are not in the same positions.
For instance: "I was mad. " becomes "I zqs ,qd;" on my French keyboard...very difficult to teach an old dog new tricks....