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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Semi-Marathon de Paris

OK, so we have our final Financial Markets exam on Wednesday, and a few of us have decided to enter a business model competition, and I have a whole bunch of upfront market analyses to do for my marketing project but the weather has been really nice and I have had good reasons to be out and about that I have not put it as many hours a I had originally planned for this weekend. And, yesterday was the HEC gala event as well though I did not go. I had to wake up early today to go Parc Floral de Paris, Bois de Vincennes for the Paris Semi-Marathon. I can't even walk properly so yes, you guesssed it, the other half ran while the boy and I were cheering and photographing from the crowd.

The weather was gorgeous and the place was brimming with future Olympic long distance running champions. And Ch√Ęteau de Vincennes was showing its full glory and might in the Spring sunshine. Have a look at the pictures below.

And, yesterday, we went to look for an apartment to buy and found one with a view of the river Marne on one side and Tour de Eiffel on the other side. Before you think we have deep pockets, the view of Eiffel Tower is only a speck in the horizon and that also because the apartment is so high up but to be able to say one can see the Marne and Eiffel Tower from one's residence would be great, no? :-) At the same time, we got news that someone is really interested in buying our house back in England and have put in an offer which we have accepted. Let's just hope it does not get bogged down in the housing chain. Voila, that's how I spent my weekend. Tomorrow, we have the first of a two-day seminar on "Career Design and Job Hunting" (to be conducted by Daniel Porot, a specialist in this field) for which I have just finished writing an unsolicited cover letter! I have addressed it to Mr. Withalotof Jobs, and called myself Want-a Job for fun! :-) And, while I have been writing this, the dish I started cooking is burning so I better run up. Au revoir et a bientot!

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  • Hello, I came across your blog and had some questions about HEC to ask you as I would like to go on exchange there. Please e-mail me at when you get a chance. Thanks!

    By Blogger Terry, at 7:50 am  

  • your posts provide a very good account of life at HEC. Keep writing...

    By Blogger Rahul, at 10:03 am  

  • Rahul, thank you! Please keep reading! :-)

    Terry, please post what you want to know and I will answer them.

    By Blogger Vagabond, at 1:26 pm  

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