Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Day 39 - Lausanne adventures

I woke up 20 minutes later than usual, but somehow managed to get Zoe to the bus stop on time, I napped until lunchtime ready for tonight! I didn't exert much energy in the afternoon either for that matter! After Zoe had got back back from school, I persuaded/bribed her to come to Lausanne with me so I could get some antiseptic cream for my hand (It's gotten loads worse) and some beer! In exchange, I bought her a keyring" We ate popcorn together while I got ready, then I left for Renens. Whilst I was on the train, I got stopped by the conductor. I faked tourist ignorance, saying I thought I could pay on the train and that it was my first day in Switzerland. He just said "OK, as you're a tourist, I trust you. Just make sure you pay for your ticket when you get to Renens..."
I didn't...
I found the flat fine after being there yesterday...and this time I had a charged phone. I was introduced to the people Rosa is staying with. David - a sweet guy, awesome guitar player; and Elodie - a crazy, lovely, loud lesbian! Both from France.
We drank lots of wine and I listened to everyone else play guitar. The Cranberries - Animal Instinct, will forever remind me of this night!
Elodie, Rosa, David & me!
Another girl joined us (I don't remember her name) before we headed to Lausanne to meet Christelle (who I'd met a few weeks ago). We went to the Great Escape, but we mostly stayed outside, drinking our own beer. We visited a club, but I have no idea of the name of it, I just vaguely remember dancing for a long time! We left the club and I'm pretty sure we contemplated a party in a slum - I think we even tried to find it. But that may have been a dream!
We picked up off a randomer at a train station, Christelle went home and I went back to the flat in Renens with David, Elodie and Rosa. 
Elodie and I stayed up until 8am watching videos online and talking rubbish, before tiredness struck me down! 
Elodie playing guitar at silly o'clock in the morning!

Day 38 - Se perdre (Getting lost)

My day was uneventful yet again (I see a pattern emerging here...) Zoe was in school throughout the day on her annual fun run. I picked her up from Cully and took her to the park for a bit. Her friends arrived just as we were about to leave. I hate taking her away from her friends, especially as it seems she has problems making them. I had to lure her out of the park with ice-cream...
After Zoe had gone to bed, Rosa invited me to the flat that she's staying in for a few days,  in a place called Renens (the seedier side of Lausanne, as David referred to it.) Rosa text me the details explaining how to get to the flat. I got the correct bus (after waiting about half an hour for a  bus ride which took less than 3 minutes...) But when I got to the group of flats, I didn't know what apartment it was exactly... and my phone had died. I was tired, annoyed with myself for not charging my phone and I was carrying a load of beer which was heavy! I wasn't a happy bunny.

I caught the bus going in the opposite direction, but after 2 stops, I thought I was on the wrong bus so got off and crossed the road to catch the bus back. I didn't have a fucking clue where I was. Luckily, a guy on the bus stop could see that I was clueless. His name was Peru, from India who's doing a PHD in physics in Lausanne. He told me to get the bus with him and directed me to the metro, what a hero! I ended up getting home at about 12.15 - I wasted about 3 hours getting lost. I was shattered by the time I got home and collapsed into bed!