Bonsoir! So I brought my laptop after all, snuck in under the premise that we can watch DVDs on it in the hotel, instead of French television or CNN… Sneaky 😉 So after a little cry this morning when I fed Lucian in bed and worried about leaving him, we got here and low-and-behold, it turns out a mini-break with no kids is awesome and we’re having the most relaxing time EVER.
Important exception: If you ever take the Eurostar TAKE YOUR OWN COFFEE on board with you. I queued for 35 minutes, standing up for a horrible latté that tasted like I made it in my microwave at home, and a stale crusty croissant. NOT ok, Eurostar, not at your prices. And don’t get me started on the leg-room. I’m only 5’4″ with very short legs, I shouldn’t have to contort my body like a cirque du soleil performer to fit in my seat.
However, even in the rain and cold, Paris is Paris. Hotel: tick. (Hotel Le Clos Medicis – a bit shabby-chic but really central and very sweet and they give you bathrobes, which I’m just crazy about. I could live in one:).
Little cornices and balconies on all the buildings: tick. Moules-frites lunch with a Stella Artois: also tick. Espresso and crêpes: Erm, Yum.
Now, you would think we had come to Paris to see some stuff. Maybe the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, L’arc du triomphe? And we did plan to. But we just thought we’d have a short nap after lunch and woke up at 7pm. Who knew we were THAT tired?? Now it’s raining so we’re off to get drunk and then sleep some more.
Of course we could have done that at home… *Shhhh!*
Now, I’m going to get off the computer and give my lovely husband some of my limited attention that he’s so starved of at home, because I’ve just had a chance to remember, with no little boys jumping up and down yelling in my ear, what a very wonderful man he is. 🙂 xx