21 April 2011

Spring in France

How to pass time in the spring - visit friends in France and visit France with friends.

First stop, Paris for 2 nights to visit old friends that used to live here in Dundee - not seen for 14 months and in that time their 3.5 year old daughter stopped speaking English (they speak Spanish at home) and they added a now 1 year old son to their family. It was lovely to spend time with them and to practice my schoolgirl French - I think I realised my limit - speaking to an almost 4 year old in French was quite easy.....speaking to an adult not so much.

Isabel, Beatriz and I took a trip into the city centre, we went to the market at Rue Richard Lenoir in the Bastille area

Art Deco Underground Station at Bastille designed by Hector Guimard

and walked to the Marais, spending some time playing in the sand and fountains (ok not actually in the fountain) in the beautiful Place des Vosges, built between 1605 and 1612. Before having lunch and heading home to spend the rest of the day with the boys I just had to make a small stop at my favourite shop, Entrees des Fournisseurs at 8 Rue des Francs Bourgeois to pick up some felt - this time I bought chocolate, pink and aniseed....now what to make?

Place des Vosges

Paris Cafe


The following day it was off to Lille to meet up with friends from London for the weekend.....


Bethany Hissong said...

You lead a charmed life Di!!! Paris in the spring... what could be better? I can't wait to see what you do with that felt! Have a Happy Easter!

Thimbleanna said...

Bethany is right -- you DO lead a charmed life. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip, you lucky girl!

Fei An said...

We live a different life! That is why everything is so interesting about what you do ...I am trying to "following" you a bit in the air and enjoy your life a bit as well;)

Heidi said...

Great photos! I'm jealous of your travels...