Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

January - a very busy month


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Remind us to tell you all about our January adventures, which are still going on...when we come up for air.  It's all good, just really busy.  And lots of travel for JD in February and a Manchester away so there you go.  Will post more pictures when we can.

And if you haven't heard, it has rained all winter (not normal) and Paris is flooding!

Paris floods latest: Crisis cell set up as commuter train line closed
"While it's stopped raining in Paris, the level of the River Seine is expected to continue to rise until Friday when it is set to peak at 6.10 metres -  a peak last reached in 2016 when floods sent riverside museums scrambling to move artworks from their basements, which was the highest level since 1982.

The height of the Seine is measured not from the riverbed but from a point located at the Austerlitz bridge - but 6.10 metres is three to four times the normal level of around two metres."

and this is cool

What Paris looked like during the 1910 'flood of the century'



























Saturday, January 20, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

a typical January evening...

I did not know there was Poilane bread in our local supermarket.  another reason to love France.

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A typical January evening.  We cannot eat enough Galette des Rois, the Kings Cake with the "feve" inside (small ceramic token).  Each patisserie is different and we love to get a new one each night.  JD has been busy with work, all good, so we stopped by his office to snack and bother him while he was trying to have conference calls.

it's good to be the King(s):

Monday, January 01, 2018

Bonne année 2018! Happy New Year 2018!

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Alex was sick, so he stayed home, but JD, Vincent (who dressed himself) and I went across town to the 19th where our friends have a new restaurant bar, Cafe Bolivar.  We ran into several other friends from Levallois and the old Anjou, what fun.

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Because of course I had 2 cameras...

We had champagne and a delicious meal of fois gras de canard, smoked salmon, beef tenderloin, scallops, brie, and chocolate cake.  And more champagne.  Then there was dancing, confetti canons (paillettes), hats, smoke machines, laser light projectors, and bracelets that light up. Sylvain always knows how to do things just right, tasteful, and not over the top.

Vincent turned to me and said "Mom, this is the best night of my life".



Friday, December 15, 2017

mid-December: preparing for the holidays

Christmas decorations at the cheese store made from wooden cheese containers

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Christmas decoration in town, bread, brussel sprouts, macarons, Vincent soccer, waiting for choir practice, lunch at Au Coin de la Rue, more cooking.

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More decorations, Lincoln, snacks, hail, Vincent's artwork, baking, reading, soccer, Harry Potter clothing at the Mall, rain, artwork, chapped hands (Alex!).

JD in Romania for business
A few pictures.

JD judging cheese
JD was asked to be a cheese judge, how cool.

week before my US trip
Poetry book we bought for Vincent (Maurice Careme, they learn a lot of his poems in school), books, food, Au Coin de la Rue Saturday meal after Romania, Hanukkah, pastries, football, a day in Levallois, reading, champagne (De Gualle's favorite house), and more beautiful Christmas windows.  I think the butcher had the prettiest window.