Joyeuses fêtes !

Déjà 29 articles en ligne sur le blog depuis son lancement en septembre ! Et ce n’est pas prêt de s’arrêter, 2019 nous réserve bien des surprises… Mais avant cela, tout comme vous, on va prendre quelques vacances bien méritées !

L’ensemble de l’équipe du blog de Polytech Grenoble vous souhaite de passer de merveilleuses fêtes de fin d’année avec ceux que vous aimez !

How to make a success of your Christmas presents?

Christmas is fast approaching and you still have not done your Christmas shopping? Everyone knows that finding gifts is not always easy. But do not panic ! This article will give you tips to find for sure the ideal gifts.

First, do not absolutely look for the element of surprise. Of course surprises are always a pleasure, but they can also be very bad! So do not hesitate to ask the person concerned what they want for Christmas, at least you are sure to hit the nail on the head. Unfortunately it is not always so simple since there is a 90% chance that the person answers you « oh that’s nice of you but I have no idea what I want ». And in the remaining 10%, there are those who want an off-budget gift. That’s why you should not hesitate to make a group gift! Because if you thought you were the only one without ideas, think again. It is therefore very easy to make a beautiful gift even with a tight budget when several people participate.

If you’re still out of ideas, think about the person. What are his hobbies? What does he need? What does he NOT need? And do not forget to focus on quality over quantity. Indeed, a big package under the tree is always making dream but when its content is disappointing, it’s worse than anything.

As far as I’m concerned, I prefer gifts that last in time, those that make me think of the person who gave them to me everytime I see them. So do not bet on the ephemeral gifts, it would be a pity that nobody remembers your gift (even if chocolates are always a pleasure). Another tip would be to avoid decoration gifts. We do not all have the same tastes, it’s cumbersome and it’s likely to end up in a closet. In addition, it will prevent you from attending a (bad) acting performance of a person who claims to adore his gift.

Finally do not forget to talk about your gift to the one who receives it when offering it. Without epiloguing either, explain to him why you made him this gift, and why to him particularly. This will allow him to see the importance you give him and therefore to appreciate the gift even more.

Christmas Market

From November 28 to December 30, the traditionnal Christmas Market takes place in the streets of Grenoble, especially in the Victor Hugo and Grenette squares.
The market is composed of more than a hundred of mountains chalets, where you can find craftsmen or even restaurateurs who present and sell us regional products, and lots of other products related to Christmas.
You can savour a good mulled wine or a hot chocolate for the youngest, taste gingerbread or a famous and delicious raclette sandwich.
It is also the best place to find gift ideas for your loved ones!

Not far from the place Victor Hugo, in the Square of Doctor Martin, you will also find exhibitors’ chalets : these chalets form the Market of Social and Solidarity Economy.
This market is composed of five different exhibitors :

  • « Mix’Arts » : offers regionnal and organic gastronomic items,
  • « La Fabrique du Trièves » : also offers gourmet items, local products and also clothes, accessories,
  • « C’est fait ici » : a local craft stand featuring games and toys for the yougest, and decorative items,
  • « Grenoble Equitable » : a fair trade booth,
  • « Deuxième Acte » : a stand dedicated to the reuse of used objects.

« Le Bistrot de la Mixture » will give you the opportunity of savouring a « Truffade du Vercors » along with a delicious Christmas beer !

Make your own Christmas tree !

A DIY student Christmas tree !

Don’t have enough money to buy yourself a Christmas tree ? Or is your room too little to welcome one ? Worry not, because you can make one yourself with very little spending.

First, buy yourself some green tinsel and a bottle of sparkling water (notice the triangular shape). Then, unscrew the cap and put the end of the tinsel inside of it. You can now start wrapping the tinsel around the bottle until you reach the bottom. Once you’ve finished, stick the other end of the tinsel on the side of the bottle with some tape or glue.

Ta-dah ! You’ve now built your own Christmas tree ! You can even decorate it with other colored tinsel or a light garland if you feel like it. If you made one yourself, don’t hesitate to share a picture with us in the comments below !

Merry Christmas everybody !

Polytech’s Drama Club: Christmas Edition

In this month’s issue, many special events are being brought to you by the newsletter team. However the most dazzling of all is the show prepared by the Polytech’s drama club.

We’ve already interviewed Drama club coordinator Matthieu, GGC4,  for this month’s issue, but we can’t seem to let it go!

The big news is that during the Christmas party (of which the date will be announced soon), the drama club will bring fun to the event with one of their well-executed theatrical performance. Their show is about Christmas and, as always, it promises to be cheerful and entertaining with a well-versed humor that will get a chuckle out of even the most somber ones.

The Drama club put consistent work into each every one of their performances: they usually rehearse the scenes of a show on a weekly basis within a two-month span before it is brought to the public.

Many students, from all branches, are part of the Drama club, including some GGC, RICM, IESE and TIS students.

Polytech’s Drama Club members

Corentin from GGC4 commented that he “wanted to join a drama club right after entering Polytech”. He didn’t join in right away but waited “until the second semester when [he] saw some of [his] friends were part of the club”.

Mathis from RICM3 added that he wanted to be “part of a drama club ever since [he] was in junior high” and decided he’d join in on the fun when Robin from the Bureau des Jeux told him about it during one of their parties.

The students involved in the club are all hard-working and attentive to bring to their public a show of fine quality. At any rate, if you are planning to come to the Christmas party, don’t miss out on the fun and go see them perform!