Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
My walk to took me to many wonderful little Rues, I thought I hope I don't get lost, not at all, one little tip, I always take a photo of the name of my Rue, just in case.
Monday, 21 December 2009
I received this beautiful card in the post today….
drawn and made at school, by my little grandson Thomas age 4yrs 9 months. They had to design a card, and then they were properly printed with their names and class and school name on the back. He only started school in September.
First school photo.
Friday, 18 December 2009
Where our friend Micheal was there to meet us and take us to Blotzheim, so close for us, it was amazing!The area is wonderful and the houses amazing, so after settling and having a chat and a cup of coffee, Micheal went back to work, Arni had a rest and I went out with my camera!! It was so different to any France I have known, as it is not only so close to Switzerland but to Germany too! Has a very German look!
I will be back soon with my photos I took as I wandered around!!
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
At one time this was the largest wine market in the world and the destination for wine coming in from the south of France, and instead of letting it just sit and go into decay, or even knock the buildings down, they renovated the former winestores into these lovely shops.
We had a great walk round, looking at all the delightful shops, and their lovely wares. From here we walked over to Parc de Bercy... another wonderful place to walk around, picnic or just rest!
We both had a fab day out!!! Thanks to Barbara for suggesting it!
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
Dawn, Caroline and Leesa
and we have been friends ever since...she is such a hoot. But bless her, she is having to re-locate back to New Jersey next year, not sure when, so we are praying for an extension.
In the meantime, they are making the most of their time in Europe..not only by seeing and doing a lot in Paris, with the amazing Parcs, Cemeteries and sights but also by travelling further afield. To have the time and the facility to do so is amazing.
I hope that you visit her blog, to see, what Dawn has been up to..I love her blog!! So much to read and see.
Thank you Dawn!
Friday, 4 December 2009
Me on his lap!! Oh yes a long time ago!!
I hope all my Dutch readers have a very Happy time with all their special celebrations…..also all my other readers a Very Happy Weekend!!!
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
with two lovely postcards, and the countries couldn’t of been further apart! I couldn’t believe it when they dropped on the mat. I really do wonder what my postman thinks!!
My first came from a lovely lady named Di whose blog is Trubes.. Trubes lives in Liverpool, Where the Beatles come from, and I know Trubes is a massive fan. Also Gerry and the Pacemakers came from there ! Famous for the song “You’ll never walk alone”, the anthem for Liverpool FC. I am sorry to say that I do not know much about Liverpool, so I better get learning.
I have just read that Liverpool has been named in the top three UK city break destinations for the second successive year by readers of travel bible, Condé Nast Traveller Magazine.
My second card came from my friend Carolyn who lives in Sydney, her blog is My Sydney Paris Life…yes she lives in Sydney and visits Paris a lot. I was very lucky to meet lovely Carolyn and Clive, back in April..my first visit to Paris!!
Now interestingly her card was from neither of these places , Carolyn’s card was from Ridgewood New Jersey!!! Carolyn and her partner Clive also visit America as her mum and her son live over there. Oh and I forgot that they visit the UK too as Clive’s father lives here. A very busy life, and lots of travelling.
I hope that you call in and have a read of their blogs, very different and both very interesting.!! We can learn a lot through each others blogs, and all about each others areas of the world. I for one have learnt quite bit, and met really lovely people.
A big thank you to Di and Carolyn!