& is probably my most favorite dessert i have ever eaten! (white chocolate, green tea & coconut mousse, pistachio, sultanas…)
Ahhh..yep, i could have posted a pic of the Pompidou Centre, or maybe even Eiffel Tower but no, the here is my diary of Paris through food & its packaging!
We’re here for a whole month while cj attends some pastry workshops & i go to some art classes & flea markets. While neither of us speak french we give it a go – & at day 5 haven’t resorted to english yet (except to each other :)).
It’s pretty cold here, about 8* during the day & at night, about 1*! Yesterday morning we went to the ‘Puce de St. Ouen/Clingancourt‘, it’s a centuries-old market filled with antiques, very very beautiful & it was very very cold – if someone had plunged my feet in warm water i think they would have shattered!
In the evening we headed off to the.most.beautiful.food.hall.ever. ‘Le Bon Marche’ (thanks for the tip Michelle!!) where we bought dinner, wine & cheese.
It’s only 7 am here – my body clock has reset to get up easily at 6 & it seems that parisians are not early risers which makes the mornings very calm (compared to the major over-crowding chaos of the day).
My idea of a crowded train has changed..sheesh! The first carriage at Rushall’s 8.30am train at can be pretty mean but add another 100 people to each carriage AT ALL TIMES & you’re closer to what happens here. so so many people…it’s clear that space is a real commodity so everyone is in your face, pushing past (on the trains young people push old people & women with babies!)
so off we go again, more exploring today – i’ll let you know what we find 🙂