Paris with Friends........



We left Oxford at 7.00 am by the Express X90 which took us to Baker Street and from there we caught the Tube to St Pancras. We checked in very easily, easier than I thought, waited for the Eurostar. We caught the 10.25am and we were whisked off to Paris and arrived at 13.50pm. It was a brilliant journey.




Dawn Caroline and Leesa

Leesa was there to meet us, which was brilliant, and Dawn arrived just after! As we were travelling I said to my friend Caroline, I know I have seen Leesa's picture, wonder if I will recognize her!!! No problem... !! Had a coffee and a chat, and off we went to our apartment, which is in the Trocadero area....but before we got to the apartment we had to get a look at the Eiffel Tower. We were amazed at just how huge it is, you have to see it too believe it!

We discovered a Manifestion going on. Expatriate Tamils have been demonstrating around the world against the Sri Lankan government's conduct of the war against Tamil Tiger rebels. I had no idea about any of this, I do watch the news, not heard about it!


We went to the apartment after all this excitement, met the owner, had a chat, got the keys etc etc and off we went. We went back to the square and made our way down towards the Eiffel Tower, to Pont de l'Alma.



We caught the Bateaux-Mouche towards Notre Dame, got off, walked around, had something to eat and then walked back..ready for some sleep, to start the next day!!!

Such a wonderful start to our holiday. I still cannot believe I have been, what took me so long! Meeting Leesa and Dawn was brilliant, so warm and friendly,they both just couldn't do enough for us. Also Dawn was preparing for her own holiday to Germany the next day, and Leesa for her trip to Austria. Thank you so much for all that you did.

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  1. Have fun in Paris with our friends!

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  2. beautiful photos...so glad you got to go to Paris! It's a wonderful city. (and the weather looked nice) :)

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  3. Philip - You would of enjoyed it so much with our friends, super fun:-)

    Erin - Thank you for your lovely comment. I am so glad I got there too!! Planning another trip, need to save a bit though. Weather was wonderful until Saturday afternoon, we left to come back to the UK around 6 pm, so didn't spoil it for us :-)

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  4. Fab photos and you all look so happy!

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  5. Hi Anne!

    Just wanted to stop by and take a peek at your Paris trip!!

    OH WOW...the photos are FAAAABULOUS and I bet meeting Leesa and having her there as a tour guide was so special!!

    Oh...and thank you so much for the postcard you sent me, Anne! I have it sitting above my computer monitor and am looking at the Eiffel Tower this very second.

    It's beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing, dear lady!
    X

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  6. now you made me long for Paris, I love that city. But wait, we were going to run away to Paris weren't we? YEEEEESSSSS!!!

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  7. Looks like a good time was had! And isn't Leesa fun and full of energy?

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  8. Hi Anne,
    I'm so interested to read your travel log !
    That is so nice that Leesa & Dawn were at Gare du Nord to greet both of you also.

    I'll be following the rest of your stories ;)

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  9. I knew you would have a great time... bet your glad you never stopped blogging now :-)
    Paris is a place i would love to visit so looking at your photos were wonderful x x

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  10. WL - Lots more photos to come, it was wonderful, infact amazing :-)

    Ron - Hi there, pleased you got the post card from me and Leesa :-)More photos to come, brilliant holiday!

    Ilva - You have to go, you would love it! Oh yes we are running away to Paris ...When???

    WCS - We had a brilliant time thank..Yes Leesa is definetely full of fun and energy, she is great!

    Barbara - Few more posts to do, pleased you are enjoying it so far :-)

    Sally - Thanks, you were right, don't know what I was worried about LOL...oh yes so pleased I didn;t stop blogging...Pleased you love the photos, more to come x x x

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  11. You lucky lady. Paris And meeting great people!

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  12. I wish I were there with you all. Thank for the beautiful post card!

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  13. HOW EXCITING!! SO HAPPY that you Leesa, Dawn and Caroline went on this Parisian adventure!!!! And Thank you very much for taking us too!!
    Sending you happy thoughts Anne!!
    Xox
    Constance

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  14. You ladies were so busy that it's going to take you FORever to put up all the photos! (That's a good thing)

    Can't wait to see them all.

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  15. Scintilla - Paris was amazing..so much to see and do..not a quiet holiday though..never mind, it wasn't meant to be...Met lots of lovely people, especially my blogger friends. How about a meet up in Italy ;-)

    Rochambeau - Thanks for your lovely comment...more of the trip to follow soon.

    Kim - Hi you bet it is going to take me ages to edit and post, back in work tomorrow :-) more money towards my next trip there.
    Our feet did not touch the ground, we were all over the place!! :-)

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  16. Scintilla - Paris was amazing..so much to see and do..not a quiet holiday though..never mind, it wasn't meant to be...Met lots of lovely people, especially my blogger friends. How about a meet up in Italy ;-)

    Rochambeau - Thanks for your lovely comment...more of the trip to follow soon.

    Kim - Hi you bet it is going to take me ages to edit and post, back in work tomorrow :-) more money towards my next trip there.
    Our feet did not touch the ground, we were all over the place!! :-)

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  17. I'm glad you are enjoying your time in Paris. It's such a great city for photography. I love taking the Eurostar. Could it be any easier to get from London to Paris? I don't think so.

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