Monthly Archives: May 2010

Monday in the Bois with Ed

We had intended to go to Giverny on Monday but stepped into another impressionist scene in Paris instead.  The French celebrate every ecclesiastical feast day as a holiday and this means lots of closed shops and a holiday train schedule.  … Continue reading

Posted in Paris | Leave a comment

Not so Secret Garden — Giverny

When we headed for Giverny, I really thought we were going to have a rendezvous with tourist hell — all the guidebooks talk about the crowds and the train was filled with more English speakers than we have seen since … Continue reading

Posted in Day trips from Paris, Normandy | 5 Comments

Secret Gardens

Can you believe that this little oasis – this secret garden open to the public – is literally steps from  tourist hell — the crowding pushing jostling hot chaotic confused wondering what to do next tourists in the square outside … Continue reading

Posted in Paris | 2 Comments

Our Front Yard — Parc Monceau

Parc Monceau is our front yard —  a great place to enjoy the late afternoon.  Only 3 or 4 blocks away, it is also the site of one of our two nearest metro stops so we often arrive back to … Continue reading

Posted in Paris | 1 Comment

Our Home in Paris

It is always a pleasure to return home after even a wonderful trip – there is just something about familiar comforts – about a place to put your stuff and appliances that work the way you think they will and … Continue reading

Posted in Paris | 2 Comments

Our Backyard — Square Batignolles

Square Batignolles is our Parisian Backyard. Continue reading

Posted in Paris | 1 Comment