Tuesday, 26 October 2021

T Stands for two

 Hi everyone, I had intended to just carry on with my French adventures but last week we went across the Pennines to Harlow Carr gardens and thought you might like to see the beautiful colours there first. There are some already on my previous post.

We had a short walk before going for lunch...and joined this queue...

...for Betty's restaurant that overlooks the gardens.
As you can see our water came in a lovely glass with ice.
The food was delicious. Hubby chose a fish dish, while I had a mushroom and chestnut slice with glazed carrots and crispy potatoes.
I will return to Harlow Carr next Tuesday to show you our afternoon walk.

Now for....Paris..
We intended avoiding public transport as much as we could during our stay so on our first day we walked to our favourite restaurant - Les Patios.

We reached Rue Mouffetard famous for its food shops and eateries
On past the back of the Pantheon
We sat facing  the Sorbonne in Place de Sorbonne in shady spot under the trees. No photos of the food but we both had salads and then coffee and a shared dessert.
Our plan for the rest of the day was to go go to City Pharma for bargain priced toiletries then head back to the hotel and go out for a pizza.
However, after we had been and picked up our bargains we decided to go to Luxembourg Park and take a picnic.
We explored the area around on our way there.

This skateboarder ran into the middle of the road at every traffic light change to have his attempt of jumping through a street installation filmed.

We had coffee and cake at a cafe up the end of this road - I will save it for another T day!

St Sulpice - we will be back here another time

We sat and watched the tennis courts while we ate our picnic.

Parisians really know how to use their parks - this is a covered area for board games
Finally on the way back to our hotel we saw this  - last time we came by here the fountain wasn't working.

Thanks for looking, Chris


kathyinozarks said...

Beautiful post Chris, I enjoyed everything-hugs Happy T wishes

My name is Erika. said...

What an exciting post Chris. I loved the gardens adorned in their fall colors, and Paris looks wonderful too. Thanks for sharing these for T. It's always fun to have a from a couch adventure. Have a great middle of your week! And hope it was a wonderful T day. Hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

The reds in the garden are really stunning. I like the way the sun is shining through the water and glass and making a rainbow on the table. This is as close to Paris as I will ever get so I enjoyed strolling through the city. Happy T Day

Linda Kunsman said...

From beginning to end I have enjoyed it all! The first gardens really show the vibrant colors of autumn, and I loved your tour of some fave Paris spots. An impromptu picnic at Luxembourg- how delightful!! I noticed that wherever you were there were few people- unlike the crowded streets and cafes I was used to seeing some years ago. Of course, during this time it does make one feel much more comfortable n'est-ce pas? Happy T day!

Mae Travels said...

Your Paris is wonderful. I love walking through the streets and seeing the little things, not just the great and famous things. You seem to have the same view.

best… mae at

Helen said...

Harlow Carr looked amazing,you chose a great day for it! Paris too - lovely to see further photos from your trip.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Delightful photos this and previous post plus a lovely journal page for TIOT. xoxo

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely photos, I especially love the ones where you went over the Pennines. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Joan said...

Lovely photos Chris,you certainly get around ! Harlow Carr is just five miles up the road from us, you could have stopped by for a cuppa😄

Joan x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I absolutely adore your photos from both adventures. I always love to see Paris, but the reds and yellows at Harlow Carr Gardens were stunning,. Looks like some of the colors have definitely changed there.

Of course, I can never get enough of Paris and those sculptures are incredible.

I enjoyed sharing your lunch, too, dear. It is beautiful and now I am quite hungry. T's meal looks fabulous. I always seem to prefer what he eats, but don't tell him or he'll get a big head (grin). Thanks for sharing both places and your water and meals with us for T this week. Sorry I'm late visiting.

craftytrog said...

Great photos Chris!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, it looks like you had a wonderful time! The gardens look amazing and you had such beautiful weather too 😁. Betty's looks like a lovely place to eat too, the food looks delicious! Loving Paris too! Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

Sharon Madson said...

What lovely photos, Chris. Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip with us. Happy T Day!

Empire of the Cat said...

Mushroom and Chestnut slice - yum yum! Thanks for sharing all your travel photos Chris, I haven't been anywhere in ages so I really appreciate them. Happy belated T Day Elle/EOTC xx