On arriving to Dijon, and after trying to salvage a double-purchased train ticket, I headed straight to my favorite little Café Dijonais: Bistro Quentin. When I lived in France, my friends and I always called it “le café rouge” due to its red awning. This time around, the red awning was still there but the eclectic interior had changed a bit. None the less, my friend Suzanna and I felt right at home as we enjoyed our afternoon drinks on the terrace. After catching up with Suzanna, we took a stroll around centre ville. I love Dijon. It is a small city but has a lot to offer as far as shopping, museums and of course food and wine. It is in Burgundy after all 🙂
I wanted to spend time with Suzanna but also knew that Létizia and the kids were in Dijon for the afternoon. I was so excited to see the kids, especially the twins because they had gotten so much bigger in the past year. We planned to meet on the street; I always feel silly when I do that because it’s so movie-like to watch someone come your way. After getting over the shock of the twins walking and talking, we spent the afternoon shopping and I took over my role of “big sister”/”au pair” tout de suite. Létizia and I both mentioned later how it had felt like no time had passed.
I spent that night clubbing with Suzanna and the next few days afterward were for relaxation and memory-making in my small village with my second family.