The Sakai conference is over.
It’s been an amazing experience in a lot of ways:
- went to sessions where I received some great info
- had a Sakai elder spend 3 hours showing me ‘under the hood’ of Sakai – brain melt down but not impossible
- met some very cool people from Universities in USA and South Africa.
- gave out a lot of SKIL2 business cards – everyone thinks they are beautiful and love them.
- made an IBM contact which I really wanted to do.
Totally worth the time and money – and having to travel through Dublin Airport (spit).
This afternoon I continued my wandering.
Went to the Rue des Ecoles in search of contemporary cinemas.
I wanted to get Lynda and Derek flyers of movies that were on.
Would you believe – July is French Film Month!!
I went to 4 cinemas and got some cool flyers, postcards & film guides.
Wandered to Rue Dante which has all the comic and manga shops.
Marc – can’t find the ones you want – yet. I’ll keep looking.
Got some great women warrior comics;-
- Tomb Raider
- She Hulk
- Red Sonja
Landed up in a great cafe ( La Fourmi Ailee) that’s 3 minutes from me – just along the Rue Dante.
Acid green couches … walls of books … jazz playing
SIpped on a sauv blanc and tasted an amazing tarte citron with a fig base – and a great pot of lapsang souchong.
All was well in the world.
I’m having lunch there tomorrow with Amy from Uni Indiana.
Then I thought I’d go on a nostalgic walk to the Ille St Louis – where I stayed on my last visit to Paris.
I went to the restaurant where I had eaten alone – and loved it.
Brent & Mary (Moo bar) – I had forgottent that the restaurant was called The Cow – in french.
How could I forget all the different cows in the window!!!
Took photos and will be posing Bo there tomorrow.
Home now and sipping a glass of Grenache Cinsault.
I’ve drunk less wine in a week than I do on a night in the wine bar in Ballinamore with Mags, Adrian, Derek & Lynda.
It’s the neighbours leading me astray dear reader – I’m so impressionable!!
I’m having a quiet night tonight.
A glass of wine – some hummous and greek bread – a salad – spanakopita and tsaziki. All bought yesterday.
I spent about 30 euro in a Greek cafe take away yesterday and have had 4 meals from it.
Hope you’ve had a lovely day wherever you are dear reader.