Tuesday, 26 April 2022

T Stands for The (Almost) Missing Day!

 Hi everyone, things are slowly returning to normal around here! We are taking our car in tomorrow to have the wing mirror repaired and on Thursday I am meeting up with friends for lunch! 

The weekend saw us celebrating hubby's 70th birthday - he requested a visit to the area near our old caravan and we had a wonderful time and even managed to surprise him with the two eldest boys and families turning up! 

More of that another time, now we are off to Paris again!

As I mentioned the next day was craft show day - Version Scrap Paris!

We woke up to snow falling gently past our bedroom window - it was only when we got home that we realised that neither of us had taken photos of it! It snowed on and off all day too!

I took this photo as we walked through the park to the show - it was really cold and didn't want to stop.
I took a few photos of the show....

You can see hubby here looking for Carabelle Studio stencils
We caught the Navette back to the Metro.
This Wisteria is usually much bigger but we did visit earlier this year!
So these are just about the only photos I took that day and hubby didn't take any at all! 

The next day we set off on a sunny but cold day! We passed the nearby park. There was a Tai Chi lesson taking part.
I will be coming back here to show you the posters another time.

As we had taken our time our first priority was lunch

We came to Petit Boullion and it is here that I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T Stands For Tuesday. 
A very basic looking interior but busy and amazing food!

Quite typically Blogger has these out of order! The starters are in the second photo.
Hubby had Salade Parisienne, I had leek quiche to start.
Hubby had a fish pie as his main I had a vegetable lasagne.
Hubby likes a Cafe Gourmande for his dessert - a selection of small desserts. I just had a cafe noisette(espresso with dash of milk)
We also had water of course!

We set off for the Montparnasse Tower - hoping to go up to the restaurant, only to find that it now closes at the weekends - but not to worry as that was only one place we were headed that afternoon
I took this photo from the Jardin Atlantique. Access to it is by steps leading up from Platform 1 at Montparnasse station.

There were children playing here so I had to wait for this shot.

The garden is surrounded by high buildings which gave some shelter from the cold wind and we sat here a while (in our coats) enjoying the sun!
I hope that you can see that this garden is built on top of Montparnasse station - that is train at a platform through the wire 

There are tennis courts and table tennis tables too

I think you may agree that this is one of Paris's best secrets!

Thanks for looking, Chris



Divers and Sundry said...

You find such wonderful places! I enjoy going along on your tours :) Happy T Tuesday

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Chris, if it were not for you visiting and sharing all of these wonderful photos, I would never see Paris.
I enjoy seeing these posts very much-thank you. Do you happen to know the name of the large bushy plant with all those yellow flowers?
Your meals look so delicious too Happy T hugs

Linda Kunsman said...

What a wonderful tour! And a stop for a stamp show-well, that's a big bonus! Your meal at Petit Boullion looks oh so delicious. Too bad the tower was closed but you got some fantastic photos. The jardin at Montparnasse station is so lovely. I did not realize it was there...
if I should somehow get the chance to go to France anytime soon again i am going to come back here to your blog to take notes on where to go and what to see in Paris:)

Sharon Madson said...

I agree, you do find a lot of wonderful places to go. A craft show in Paris! Wow! Happy T Day, Chris.

Helen said...

I am glad you took a couple of photos of the show, I loved it the one time I went. Hope you did a little shopping too?! Love the photos round Paris, thank you.

craftytrog said...

Lovely photos Chris, food looks yummy, and glad you got to the craft show too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What I love about traveling with you in Paris is you don't stay on the beaten path. Your escapades are nothing that would ever show up on a tour guided visit. You find hidden gems and amazing places only those who live there would know about.

Looks and sounds like you two had a lovely lunch and dessert, too. Thanks for sharing secret places in Paris you visited, and your lovely lunch at Petit Boullion with us for T this Tuesday (only I am late and it is now Thursday).