our first evening sat at a nearby restaurant, wonderful food a glass of wine... and a delishesly drunken rum ba ba for desert! the sponge soaked in rum i am used to, but a whole tot of rum also... phew, we couldn't string two words together!
we got the giggles when Mom miss heard something i said, i said, shame they don' i t have that coffee with foam in side... (a macchiatomeant!) she roared with laughter and said "what! a coffin with a phone inside!!!"
we couldn't stop laughing, it hurt!
above The Ritz, from where Princess Diana left on the fateful night of her death...
The Arc de Triomphe!
the underside of a wooden and metal bridge over the River Seine..
y final... what a great looking building... this we passed every day and is just down the road from our hotel! reminds me, a bit, of the building in New York... the cheese wedge!
not had good news today, a man who owned an apartment down where we used to lived has lost his battle with cancer last week, and today the dad of a friend of ours out here is being buried.... back in England, Marks dad was a great singer, one Christmas day dinner in their restaurant he sang New York New York for Mom, wonderful singer, wonderful guy... he also died of cancer, only very suddenly, not like our friend above who had numerous operations and suffered badly over quite a few years. Marks dad had aches and pains, and thought it arthritis, went to the doctor with a back ache and it turned out to be cancer, i think of his liver, kidneys and bone... thus the aching joints! bit frightening isn't it...