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With the summer over, it’s time to get some more Paris Blog posts up and (no pun intended) – cookin’ again. In fact, cooking would be the name of the game tonight. We had kept on toying with the idea of doing some sort of cooking class while here. There’s …
(Written by The Girl, here’s a link to her last update!) Hi everyone! It’s that time again for an update from Bertie’s CupCakery. I meant to give another update before now, but things at the shop have been super busy and, well, better late than never! Thank-You! First and foremost …
Despite my sunburns – luck was definitely on our side Monday. First, we have some good friends that have been in town the last few days and gave us tickets to go check out the French Open. Then, it got sunny (a rarity here). And finally, we got to see …
As I alluded to earlier in the week, The Girl and I headed out of town Sunday afternoon to enjoy a bit of a road trip. Things have been crazy busy the last few months with my work travel and for her with the cupcake shop, so now that she …
Yesterday celebrated the installation of the new bells at Notre Dame. Though, the process has taken a wee bit longer than just one day. A little over a month ago they paraded the bells through the streets of Paris, en route for display within Notre Dame itself. I poked over …
Memorable Moments in my Paris Journey
Yup, that’s right, we’re packing up shop and moving over to the land of …. and of chocolate macaroons! Actually, rather, we’ve already packed up shop – over three weeks ago. The stuff is slowly plodding it’s way across the Atlantic (just off the coast of Newfoundland as of tonight).
One of the things we both really enjoy doing is going to u-pick farms and picking our own fruits and vegetables. In the past, we’ve primarily picked apples, blueberries, and strawberries. Given it’s fall (crazy, huh?), we figured it was time to go out and pick some apples.
Let’s make this clear up front – Paris is nowhere near a beach. The closest oceanesque body of water with sand is roughly 200 kilometers away – and the water there isn’t terribly warm either (the nice stuff is down south). So what do the Parisians do in the hot summer months (aside from close up shop and leave)? They truck in a boatload of sand and setup a beach right in the heart of Paris on the Seine.