Monthly Archives: January 2013

Walk-about in Paris # 1

From the Arc de Triomphe, hubby and I walked down the Champs-Élysées to Place de la Concorde.  Of course with camera in hand, I snapped away at buildings, shops and other things 🙂   … Lunch at Pizza Pino on the … Continue reading

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Karate Kid

Connor has been doing karate in Grade 00 during school time .. now in Grade 0 he’s advanced to karate as an extra mural – yesterday was his first day!!   He was graded last year (the only one in his … Continue reading

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Arc de Triomphe – Paris

Hubby and I caught the Metro from Montmartre to the Arc de Triomphe – another famous landmark I’ve seen in postcards, pictures, movies, documentaries etc  .. and there we were, right in front of it 🙂   I couldn’t help thinking … Continue reading

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Basilique du Sacré-Coeur – Paris

I was going to skim over our two days in Paris as I’m getting rather tired of doing these ‘France’ blogs –  even though I love, love, loved the holiday … but I must finish what I’ve started … to … Continue reading

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p.s. to ‘out with the old .. in with the new’

Just to add, as I’ve now read the blurp on the tag of my new Cook’s Measure from ‘In Good Company’ ……..  ” The cook’s measure has been made, by hand, in Liverpool, England.  It has been made on the … Continue reading

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Out with the old .. in with the new

I’ve had a tin measuring cone ‘forever’ !!!   I remember buying it from a Pick-n-Pay way, way back ..  about 37 years ago  !! It’s well used !!   Very very well used !!!   Most of my recipes are in pounds and ounces – lbs and oz … Continue reading

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One very wet baby bird

This little one had a lucky escape !!   Jackie has a taste for birds, especially babies who are easy pickings.  I’ve witnessed her catch a baby taking his first flight.  I happened to be sitting in the garden when mom … Continue reading

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Musée du Louvre – Paris

Hubby and I had two days on our own after our amazing Trafalgar Tour, Best of France, came to an end in Paris (July 2012)   We knew we couldn’t see and do everything in two days.   Having done guided bus tours with both Mark and the … Continue reading

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Evening cruise on the River Seine

A perfect way to end our Trafalgar Tour, July 2012, ‘best of France’ … a cruise on the River Seine on a gorgeous evening, after our dinner at Au Pied le Cochon .. come and join us … Pont Alexandre III … Continue reading

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Farewell Dinner : ‘Best of France’ Trafalgar Tour

After our very busy last day of sightseeing on the most amazing 13 day tour around France (July 2012)  with Trafalgar Tours with our fabulous bus driver, Marc, who was always at the foot of the steps to give a helping hand … Continue reading

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