Posts Tagged ‘random thunkage’

Jol and I went to Paris for the weekend, it was lovely. Eurostar over to Gare Du Nord. We stayed in an appartment-hotel by the Jardin Des Plantes in the 5th arrondissement. We decided to walk the city, rather than use the metro. Paris really isn’t that big. We walked the banks of the Seine, strolled through the various different Jardins, ate lots of amazing ice cream and tasty hot crepes.

us after crepes

a rather unflattering picture taken after eating said crepes in the jardin off the Champs-Elysées.

A great tip for those thinking of visiting Paris; if you can time your trip so that you go during the 1st sunday of the month, all national galleries and museums are open for free. It means you can indulge in a lot of culture for no cost, which is great. Which is exactly what we did! Amongst other things, on our very packed Free Culture Sunday we went to the Musée d’Orsay to see Jols favorite sculpture ever, the White Bear.

musee d'orsaywhite bear

We also went to the Musée Picasso, which was just mind blowing. Jol took no pictures of the work, but this nice photo of the stairs in the building (which was a lovely piece of architecture):

Musée Picasso

on our walk from the Musée Picasso we met this fellow:


He had casts on both his broken front legs. he had been hobbling along and then plopped down for a rest as it’s clearly hard work walking with 2 doggie casts on. He was very obliging and turned to look at us as we took the photo. Click for a larger image.

This was the walk through the Jardin Des Plantes we took rather a lot en route to which ever bit of Paris we were headed for:

jardin des plantes

and this is just another nice pic Jol took:


It was a such a nice weekend, and now I just want to go back!


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love boat

your love is my guide sailing me through seas calm or strong.


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so.much.snow. i went a little crazy this morning with the photographing….

i like snow….. 🙂

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well, it appears to be a whole new year.

resolution; to actually post stuff.

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i suck at this.

so far, my theory (see first ever post) is not working in practice.

ah well.

oh yeah.

happy birthday papa.

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I just put some of my favorite links on.
yay me.

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My first post.
I’ve never been any good at keeping ‘diaries’. I always forget to make entries (I think I may have started a LJ; made one post and never returned…)
I am hoping this will be different. I neglect the creative side of myself too often, and my intention is to make things that I can post on the blog, thus encouraging me to 1) get creative and 2) post.
I also wonder if any one will ever actually come across this and read it. The idea of someone looking at my blog and finding it interesting (like I do with others blogs) fills me with a joyous anticipation.
here we go….

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