Life is made of little moments of happiness. And sometimes big ones. I am making a little trip to Paris next month!
For any newcomers to the blog, I travel twice a year to see relatives: one trip to Toronto, and another to southeast England. To add some variety, we want to add a couple of days to our UK trips and visit some other cities. Paris is first! It will be short but sweet, 48 hours. We have booked a place to stay and we’re trying to orient ourselves with maps and travel guides. Weather-permitting, I would like to walk and shop and eat pastries and just get a feel for it. I will not be spending our one full day in the Louvre or the Notre Dame, but I would like to do some of the usual things like stroll along Les Berges and the Champs Elysees, visit the Centre Pompidou and the Tour Eiffel, see the flea markets, and buy something overpriced so I can sit at Les Deux Magots!
I am hoping we will do OK food-wise with veggie stuff, bread and cheese, North African and food from other cultures. I am fine with rich sweets and pastries, but (gulp!) I don’t like French food – not just the meat focus, but any main course with butter or cream sauces. Wish me luck!
We are compiling ideas for our 3 days in London; the rest of our time will be happily spent visiting Rom’s family in their little village in Sussex.
I am hoping she will be able to finish her tour despite advanced pregnancy: we have tickets to see My Favourite Role Model, AMANDA PALMER!
Needless to say, I will be in countdown mode for the next few weeks.