Hi everyone, you may already know this but if you don't, the reason I missed T Day last week was because I was in Paris. Hubby treated me to a few days to see the lights and markets of Paris as an early birthday treat. My birthday was actually yesterday but he chose that weekend because it was free Museum Sunday!It was very cold in Paris and has been here since we got back last Wednesday.
As I am here for T Stands for Tuesday over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog The Altered Book Lover I can show you the rather decadent cake I had at Samaraitaine.
It is a Pistachio Paris Brest - a choux pastry coated in pistachio nuts with some very pretty additions - we both had the same to eat and hubby had a Cappuccino while I had an Americano with cold milk on the side.
I was rather surprised when the waiter said he remembered me coming in with my granddaughter in the Summer. He even remembered that I had told him that hubby was a Manchester City supporter. I actually think it was my granddaughter he remembered!
The Christmas lights in Samaritaine were outstanding.
Reflection in the roof windows
Their own Advent calendar, we passed when we spotted the price!
The day before had walked through the Jardins de Luxembourg
...where as well as the lovely colours, there was a charity telethon taking place ( we had seen some special programmes on French TV including a wonderful special performance of Giselle the ballet)
We watched as these stilt walkers got ready while the dancing was taking place
After it got dark we walked through one of the lovely passages
It looks as though blogger has decide on the order of my photos..again!
Finally we walked through one of the many Christmas markets around the Paris areaThis one is near St Germain church.
I'll show more next week - the lights are amazing.
Thanks for looking, Chris