A DELICATE QUESTION??
A recent post on tripadvisor Paris forum asked “I was wondering if anyone had a favorite brand of toilet paper.?” I just laughed and passed by, thinking it was an odd question. If I am in Paris, toilet paper is the last thing I am thinking about. But 24 hours later there were 36 replies, and it didn’t stop there!
I was amazed! I never thought something so basic as the tissue you use to clean your bottom and then throw away, could provoke such interest or passion!
Then yesterday I had occasion to use the public loo’s in the big posh Parisian store, Printemps and blow me! there was a whole department devoted to the stuff. French posteriors are obviously delicate and important!
Just a very pretty girl sitting in the department, but notice what they use for seats!
Not only has it educated me about TP! but tripadvisor and it’s spin off ourparisforum.com, has actually changed my life in the past few years. Through these forums I have found other people who share my passion for Paris and also made some very good friends and acquaintances from all over the world. We not only keep in touch by forum, email and facebook, but also meet up and share trips.
Coincidentally, several of us happened to be in Paris at the same time this weekend, so yesterday was a day of socialising and networking.
A gathering of ourparisforum members for coffee/breakfast at Le Valentins, a wonderful chocolate shop and cafe in the interesting, ancient ,passage Jouffrey.
Eleven of us gathered and caught up.
Afterwards, Sandy and I caught up. Sandy is my dear friend from Iowa and we have shared several trips together. Sandy’s passion is Chocolate shops and she gave me a good tour of some she wanted to visit. She is so knowledge able she really should start her own blog!
Of course all the chocolate shop viewing made me CRAVE for chocolate so we called at the tiny cafe Pushkin, a hidden gem situated on the ground floor of the Printemps department store.
I had a thick hot chocolate to die for, (which rivalled Angelinas, without the queues and minus the staff attitude.) and Sandy had a pistachio kind of mousse cake. I gather from the orgasmic noises she made that she enjoyed it!
We snapped pictures of the clever , artistic, spring themed, displays in the store.
This blog has also opened up avenues of acquaintance as we later joined Sylvia, of Finding Noon, on her regular Friday@Flore, post shoot.
Interesting to see how a professional works!
Love from Paris.
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