Monday, 26 September 2011

Another lunch date in Paris ...!!

Update - Mystery cafe is ..

It's called La Consigne , 71 bd du Montparnasse.

 This time it is Brigitte (   Karin could not make it..:-(    ) ... Barbara, Jennifer, me and Dawn ..

We were in a Montparnasse Cafe/Brasserie  .......
sorry not sure of the name .. but whatever
it is , doesn't matter , because it was brilliant ..
What I can tell you that it
is ACROSS the road from Starbucks!! 

We all met at Starbucks (the easiest) at around 11.30  
and then went for coffee, which turned into
lunch ..... and we left our seats (same cafe) at just after 3pm!!!!!

Brigitte, Jennifer and Barbara had to catch up with other things ..
so Dawn and I walked to St Michel ... Window shopping on the way,
and we rounded our day off with .......

An excellent day with wonderful company ....
we had such a laugh as usual..


Thursday, 22 September 2011

A Postcard to cheer you up on an Autumn day .....

My dear friend Di (aka Trubes) and her husband Ian

Alpes Maritimes.

A beautiful area of France ..and they
had a wonderful time. ... Who wouldn't??

(you can click on the map to zoom in or out) and see
more of the area.

As I look out of the window on a dull grey day ...

I know where I would love to be !!

In the Sun .... If not in France ... anywhere to be warm.

BIG BIG  Thank you Diane .. .. ♥♥

Monday, 19 September 2011

Hopital Saint Louis - Paris ....

There is a lot of history behind this hospital ..
please read the link above... so much info.

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Starting with the fact that  68 000 died in Paris from one plague of 1562,
and one hospital was not enough.. that was  Hôtel-Dieu.

These gates lead to a lovely enclosed  garden , where
it is open to the public .. children can play,
you can picnic  or just sit. 

Karin taking her photos!!

Karin taking close ups of the pictures drawn on the path ....

The Maltese Cross.. which I was so surprised to see, especially as this is where
my father was born, I felt a special connection.

I have just had another surprise after googling the cross..It is
also known as the Amalfi cross!

The Order of Knighthood of Malta erected a  pavilion for the baths
and one consecrated to the treatment of the leprosy

Walking in Paris with a friend who lives there .. takes you beyond the tourist spots!!
Always a surprise beyond the beaten track.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Friends that lunch ........

We made our way to visit Karin for lunch and weather permitting we were going
to picnic in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont .. it was a little bit iffy so we had our picnic in the  apartment.

We had such a great time together , chatting about this and that, actually a lot of subjects, and enjoying each others company, it didn't matter where we were.  

Jennifer, Barbara, Dawn, Me and Karin

Brigitte couldn't make it :-(

Thanks Girls the day was brilliant.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

A Parisien Boulangerie ....

On our walk Karin took me to this Boulangerie..
it is fabulous .. and very busy!

Du Pain et Des Idees

34 rue Yves Toudic
75010 Paris

10ème arrondissement

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If you are ever in this area .. DO visit... !!

Read all about this fab place in the link at the top of the post.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

How very annoying.... Hotmail account Hacked...

To wake up to this news is so annoying ..
Not just for me but for others that received the email.

I have no idea who got the spam emails ..



I have sent out emails to as many as
I can , explaining what has happened.

SORRY ... Lets hope it is sorted now!!!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Congratulations ... Karin and Paul are getting married today in Paris......

My wonderful friends Karin and Paul
are getting married today

... whilst they were on holiday in Canada
they had a Commitment Ceremony on the banks of
Cumings Lake......

It looks beautiful.

 The link to Paul's  blog post  is above.
You will have to read it!!!!!

Congratulations to Karin and Paul ....
I hope you have a fantastic day!!!
Love and best wishes
 from Anne xx.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Our walk continues .....

Amazing sculpturing.!!

The  July Column.. (Colonne de Julliet)
Place de Bastille.
The column was was created by Jean-Antoine Alavoine 
It is made of bronze and stands 52 meters tall.

The Bastille  was a fortress, formerly
known as Bastille Saint-Antoine and used
as a prison.  All that remains now are paving stones
and remnants in the road too! (hope I got this right).

Spirit of Liberty called the "Génie de la Liberté"

Fancy a game of Petanque... which is a form of boules. 
The goal is  to stand inside a starting circle with
 both feet on the ground,
and  throw hollow
 metal balls as close as
possible to a small wooden ball called
a cochonnet (piglet)
or a jack!!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Our walk in pictures..... Paris ...

As you can imagine, I cannot remember
all of where we went or all of what we saw.

It was a fabulous day ... that is what counts.

I hope you enjoy the photos that I  took whilst walking with Karin.

click on this photo to enlarge.

I love seeing the bands just on the bridge....!!
I could sit, listen and people watch for hours.


Saturday, 3 September 2011

A walk in Paris with Karin .....

..... Starting at the Place du Chatelet square and the
Palmier Fountain.

I met up with my lovely friend Karin, for a walk
to see different sights.  When you have someone
with you who knows the places to go, it makes a
huge diffence, and Karin is so much fun to be
with and very very knowledgeable. 

We walked for miles, but it didn't feel like it.
As we chatted, and chatted.  Our cameras
were at the ready.. Looking left, right and up and down!!

Our walk took us from
Place du Chatelet to Jaures....

Not in a straight line though.. we went along the river for a bit
and via the Hopital St Louis.

Thank you Karin :-)