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We could have wished for perhaps a little warmer weather but nevertheless it was a great long weekend. As usual good food, some shopping and also beach and walks through the woods stood on the agenda. A lot was accomplished in only three days, ending with lunch in Lille. à bientôt beach, beach and more Continue Reading

I’ve just returned from an Easter weekend in Reims. As usual it’s been a mix of sightseeing (Reims Cathedral is a warm recommendation where the kings of France were coronated for 700 years), Champagne tasting, shopping and trying local culinary curiosities :). Reims Cathedral is a gothic architectual marvel impressive stone masonry at the Palace Continue Reading

Just back from a weekend in the French countryside. A lot of good food, walking and some shopping. Parfait! petit déjeuner at Le château des Ormes a little bit of Paris … …and other sights… …at Le Touquet-Paris-Plage spring was in the air weekend ended with a wonderful dinner at Monsieur Jean

…until the family is off for a short vacation in the Champagne area of France. And lucky me….it’s the second time we’re off. Last weekend was spent in Lille :). In the meantime the last week in pictures… Circus one evening I tried to join in jumping up and down like a buffoon appearing after Continue Reading

A few years back you had a gig for Barnes & Noble, setting up their content channels in Scandinavia. It saw you travelling to the Nordics on a regular basis giving opportunity to re-discover some old pearls like Fem Sma Hus and Gyllene Freden. Cafe Opera and Stureplan also saw frequent visits. You regularly get Continue Reading

After a dinner with the now Maltese part of the family, I found this picture from last year’s holiday. Dinner at the Villa in St Julian. Wonderful holiday, and one cannot help but wishing for sun, sea and sailing again! one of many family dinners

…although only for a weekend, the aftereffects are already planned for this evening… Christmas and Sinterklaas shopping at Le Bon Marche mobile blogging waiting for taxi before dinner

Although a short weekend break it did me well. A mix of Christmas shopping, walks along the Seine, sightseeing, cafés and bistros. A selection of some memorable moments… Notre Dame Lighting a candle for my loved ones    a gothic marvel one of many marble statues another marvel on a different scale

Not for the lack of choice, but more so because of the ambience we reserved yet again a private dining room at Lapérouse. This time in the salon named after a certain famous courtesan – La Belle Otero. Our host, Hugo, a historian by degree, came in at regular intervals to tell the story of Continue Reading

It’s a Paris gem…literally. This is the place which not only is famous for the gastronomy but perhaps more for those mirrors where courtesans would scratch their gems to see whether they were real diamonds or not. We rented a private room. Just like those wealthy merchants would, to count their money being made just Continue Reading