Monday, 14 July 2014
Saturday, 12 July 2014
We have quite a big communal courtyard by Paris standards. It is mainly covered in tarmac but there are a few planted areas. Right in front of our front door is a small flower bed where a neighbour planted some herbs and a rose a few years ago. The herbs have long gone but the rose, despite being half eaten by snails and green fly produced one perfect flower this year.
Friday, 4 July 2014
I spent yesterday afternoon in the Louvre with 9 kids under the age of thirteen. Why would I voluntarily do such a thing?! Good question! Well, we were participating in a THATLou treasure hunt hosted by Daisy de Plume owner creator of THATLou. Daisy is an art history wizard who really knows her stuff, and I must say it was great fun. While hunting out pieces of art work from all over the world and all different periods in history we all learnt how to navigate our way around the Louvre learning as we went. All team members got suitably competitive which added a certain frisson to the hunt. At one point I had to peel off from the hunt to take one of the team members to the metro after which I went directly to our end-of-hunt meeting point, the magnificent spiral stair case underneath the glass pyramid of the Louvre designed by architect I.M Pei.
As I waited I took a few photos. I had a perfect vantage point.