My recent January Paris trip has shown me one thing, I have become a selfish solo traveller and I also have become hooked on travelling alone. I have tried had to overcome this addiction, to become a social traveller but somehow I have failed. People who know me think it is strange, because for them travelling with a companion is part of … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: January 2013
JUST SOME RAMDOM PICTURES OF PARIS..
THE BEST WAY TO SEE PARIS….
….is from the back of a velib! (in my opinion). AND this satisfies my two passions, cycling and Paris, plus it helps to work off all those pastries I eat in Paris, so what could be better! In the freezing cold conditions we had last week, it also keeps you warm. Unfortunately, it is … Continue reading
THE BEST DAY……..
………..of my January Paris trip, was the last day. As my friend Sistereurope says, ” Paris seeped her way deeper into my skin, a fast track right to my soul.” Because I had been unwell I didn’t feel as if I had given enough time to Paris, given her as much attention as she deserves. …. there … Continue reading
WHO LIVES IN AN APARTMENT LIKE THIS?
I din’t know if they got this programme in other countries, where the presenter Lloyd Grossman, would film a celebrity home pointing out all the little clues that were there to the personality of the resident. Then a panel of celebrities would have to guess who lived there. Lloyds catchphrase was “who lives in a house like … Continue reading
ALL THAT JAZZ
I really like Gypsy jazz, which I only seem to hear in Paris, but for me, this music sums up the ambiance of Paris and is often used over films of Paris. So I was thrilled to see there was an exhibition of Django Rienhardt at the Cite De la Musique while I was in … Continue reading
I LOVE PARIS IN THE WINTER…..
This annual January trip used to be my retreat from the world, a time of solitude, reflection and self exploration, sometimes facing up to and overcoming my demons, in a place that was alien but where I felt comfortable. Ha! Ha! instead I find that I am meeting people from all over the wolrd and … Continue reading
THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
I am driving to pick up my grandson from school the other day, this old Beachboys classic comes on the radio, I may not always love you, But long as there are stars above you You’ll never need to doubt it I’ll make you so sure about it God only knows what I’d do without you. … Continue reading
“THERE ARE THREE OF US IN THIS RELATIONSHIP….
…you me and the internet” said my husband laughing as he caught me in bed with my netbook. (I was actually also watching celebrity Big Brother and texting my daughter at the same time …. so what he didn’t know is that it was an orgy of things he hates me doing!) He is right, I spend … Continue reading
MY LIFE, PLAN B
“MyLife Plan B” was the title of a blog post on freshly pressed a couple of weeks ago from Mama Bear, the blogger behind Call Me She Bear, who is almost 40 years old, and coming to terms with the fact that her life hasn’t turned out quite the way she’d been planning. Hmm! Know … Continue reading