I am just about ready to say goodbye to Paris and finally acknowledge that I am back in old Blighty. Though I can't complain apart from the day job its been sunshine all the way.
So we spent most of our time walking and eating in Paris. The weather was so good we barely set foot inside, only to rest up at the end of the day in our sweet little apartment on a bustling street. We didn't go to any galleries. We will save them for next time, maybe Autumn when there is a chill in the air, when only a Picasso or a Monet can warm your heart.
We did drink a lot of coffee. We people watched. We covered a lot of ground. We browsed antique stores and lots of interior shops, Cote Bastide was so chic, lovely linens and glass wear.
We spent a couple of hours at the Mosquée de Paris and had an amazing lunch, super sticky buns for desert and lots of sweet mint tea. Little flocks of sparrows were flying around inside the restaurant perching on the moroccan lanterns waiting to grab a few crumbs of cous cous between the guests leaving and the waiters cleaning the tables. Well worth the walk off the beaten track.
Yes mostly we walked and ate. One morning we took a boat trip to save our feet for an hour or so. We saw a couple had hired a boat for their wedding reception. How lovely to spend an afternoon on the sunny Seine, sipping champagne with all your friends and family.
And finally of course the customary trip to Laduree, I am so happy we have one in London as I will be popping in there for more of these little sugar clouds every now and then.