All day I have felt like I was in some film set. I said that the outside world knows the US through films and TV, well this place is so familiar and yet larger than life. Different coloured wooden houses are scattered all over the New England landscape, with large gardens and porches where people are actually still sitting in the warm Autumn sun. … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: September 2012
COMING TO AMERICA.
Sitting at the airport. The rest of the world knows the US. through films and TV programmes. The women are mostly glossy, airbrushed and glamorous. The men are handsome and chiselled. Everybody smiles alot and talks loudly. Policemen wear guns, because there is a lot of crime,or so it would seem from the crime dramas. Cars are big and … Continue reading
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT MUM?
“By the way, I’ve been meaning to have a word with you, Mum,” …..said my son as we travelled down to Birmingham together on the train,He had asked me to meet him on this evening train and spend the weekend with them, but I knew something was on his mind. “Oh dear” I think ” this is … Continue reading
WHATS IN A NAME?
Sorry I know this is complicated! Have I mentioned I am going to Boston,? LOL! 6 sleeps to go……Very excited! I am visiting a friend who lives in a sleepy town just outside Boston . I am told by the friend I am that I will need a car, so I arranged car hire at the … Continue reading
SPOILER ALERT. DON’T READ THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED SERIES TWO!
Downton Abbey season 3 started this week. I am not sure how popular this series is in the Uk, certainly I know nobody else here who watches it. I only got interested because American friends rave about it. I stopped watching the first series because to me it just seemed a re hash of upstairs downstairs with … Continue reading
THE WOMAN ON THE 96 OMNIBUS
On my last morning in Paris I sit on the 96 bus, looking at Paris in the rain. My flight is at 1600h and I am saying goodbye. I started at the Parmentier market on Bolulevard Richard Renoir, just outside my apartment. It is wonderful just to step outside and there is a market … Continue reading
HAMMAN AND WANDERING.
It has become a bit of a ritual for me to have a haman whilst I am in Paris. This is a Turkish steam bath, gomage (scrub down and ex foliate) and massage., mint tea is included. I have wrote about the process before here is the link. http://denisefrombolton.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/wednesday-15th-february-hamman-at.html The price has gone up to 47 … Continue reading
DAY OF THE VELIB
My apologies to anybody who finds biking boring, but I am sure you realise by now that biking is my passion. This time in Paris, because the days were not right to use my navigo transport pass, my intention was to use the velib, street bike system extensively. Having registered and paid on line, … Continue reading
WOMEN WHO WRITE.
This story would make a wonderful novel. Once upon a time there were several women, they came for different background, different countries, Uk, US, Australia,France,New Zealand, Malaysia, Denmark. Different cultures, different lives, but they had one thing in common, they all loved Paris. Their love of Paris drew them to join an internet chat forum about Paris..and … Continue reading
BONJOUR FROM PARIS.
I say this everytime I come up from the metro when I arrive in Paris, “What is it about Paris” As I look around me I see a city with ordinary people going about their business, noisy traffic, litter, graffitti and large buildings where people live work and love. Something keeps bringing me back here and … Continue reading