Tuesday, March 27, 2012


We have just returned from an amazing weekend staying with Joanne and Ted in their lovely Paris apartment.

The apartment is a 5 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and absolutely beautiful 19th century loveliness.

You do have to go up 5 flights of stairs to get their but it is worth it and the view of the Eiffel Tower is fantastic.  We discovered that it sparkles on the hour each night.
The hospitality is second to none.  Not only did Ted give us a meal worthy of a michelin star.  Many fantastic courses with different wines with each.  But George entertained us between courses.  First with magic, then with guitar playing and then with joke telling.  Excellent.
We spent most of the weekend just walking and getting a bit sunburned and eating.  We had a picnic with the family in the gardens of the Musee Rodin. 

You are given a sticker for entry and everyone has stuck it on a lamp post just outside. 

It reminds me of Kieran's apple sticker collection.
Eurostar is a pleasure to travel on compared to the cheapy airlines.  So civilized and stress free.  Trev and Erin were so relaxed that they treated themselves to what looked like an egg McMuffin but had cheese added.  Luckily the culinary experiences improved once we hit French soil.
We did attempt to go to the Mausoleum at Les Invilides as we thought we should do something indoors but apparently you can't buy tickets after 4pm!  So we just sneaked in the entry door and registered the over the topness and that was sufficient. We also went to an exhibition at the Grand Palais.  We meant to go to the Musee D'Orsey but we kept sitting on benches

and eating icecreams or chocolate eclairs instead.
Excellent weekend in every way.


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oreneta said...

It truly is second to none.....looks like a really wonderful time.

carteraroundtheworld said...

Ir was great! we loved having you. Discovered that we had not been clear enough that all relatives are welcome at any time - come and stay! Just let us know a little while before so you can be sure to get a nice meal too ;-)