Tomorrow, the Distant Francophile team head to Singapore for a long weekend and at least one of us is very excited!
Lots of things make me smile in Paris. The colours – greys and sands and stones, with splashes of red. The shine of cobblestones after it rains. The stylish Parisians. Securing a seat at the fountain in the Palais Royale. Sipping champagne while watching the world pass by. And the street art.
I work with a lovely young lady who is marrying her sweetheart next year. And, in what I consider to be an excellent decision, they are honeymooning in France.
I know that I am not alone in my love of all things French. And luckily for Francophiles everywhere, little tastes of France can be found all over the world – if you know where to look, of course.
I am very lucky that Scott likes France, and especially Paris, just as much as I do. I’m also lucky that he is such a good photographer.
One culinary treat you see – and we eat – regularly in France is the Café Gourmand.
I travel a lot with work, and while eating well on the road can sometimes be a challenge, most of the time I do ok. But not all the time. At the conference I attended yesterday, I ran into trouble in the form of afternoon tea.
You see, the buffet was set with what seemed like tons of tiny, french inspired, treats. Chocolate covered, cream filled and yum.
It fascinates me how quickly I can convince myself that they are actually good for me! And that because they are small, I can clearly have more…I wonder what’s on the menu today?
Until next time – au revoir.
Today, our seaside suburb held its inaugural Wine & Cheese festival and it was lovely to have a little piece of Europe within walking distance of our home.
I love chatting to fellow travellers about their reactions to France.