|This is what first class on the EuroStar looks like|
|The view isn't bad, either|
Alexandre met me as always, though I did not know he was running late because although we set up my phone for global calling (and it worked in London--I got a marketing call), I cannot make or receive calls. I am glaring at you, Verizon. Anyway, this is the third time I've stayed in this fabulous apartment, and Alexandre joked that I should just make my own copy of the key. He also showed me photos of his new Schnauzer puppy, so of course I had to share photos of my baby. Nothing beats a new puppy, though. I imagine that fur baby will be as spoiled as any of ours.
My first outing was to the market since pretty much everything is closed tomorrow. I love going, but I can see how it can be unnerving for someone who doesn't speak French and doesn't understand things like if you don't bring your own bag, you have to buy one. And loose fruit must be weighed and a label printed out. (I only knew because I made the mistake last year when trying to buy some apples).
I was trying to figure out why there were so many more tourists than the last 2 years and I realized it is for 2 reasons: 2 years ago I didn't spend a Saturday in the area. I arrived on a Saturday, and the following Saturday I was in Bordeaux with Thomas. Last year we were here in March, so far fewer tourists. Thank goodness the apartment is a little ways away from the tourist epicenter.
One of the first things I noticed is that a huge building is missing. In the photo to the right it is (or was) at the center
For my sewing friends, I thought you'd a kick out of one of the bags I used today for shopping. That's the bag from the Pattern Review Weekend in Austin. It was filled with all sorts of tasty things from Carrefour.
I should have some interesting photos tomorrow, though I have no idea what I'll be doing. I guess we'll both just have to wait to find out.
|The only selfie I've taken on this trip.|
Does using a timer even count?
|This is to torture Wayne (I know what you just called me)|