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Archive for June, 2017

Jet Lag?

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Last week at this time I was eating my last pain au chocolat and checksing out of the shotel in Paris. Somehow, I still feel a bit jet-lagged: low energy and needing lots of sleep. I had a headache on arrival, gastrointestinal symptoms for the first few days I was back, and fatigue. In Paris, […]

Wii Fit Reunion

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

When I got back to my Wii Fit, it told me that it had been 25 days since my last session. It also told me that I had lost four and a half pounds. This loss was achieved while I ate pastry every day, plus plenty of other members of my favorites among the Evil […]

Art Nouveau

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Art Nouveau is a favorite style of mine. In Paris, we saw a couple of exhibitions of the style. But we also saw it on the street. I love the curves. The incorporation of natural shapes into the shapes of the furniture is lovely. #2 daughter is not a special fan as I am, but […]

Back in the U.S.

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Traveling with #2 daughter is usually smooth. She gets expedited this and that, and she knows just how to navigate all forms of transportation. This time, however, was eventful. We took an Uber to the airport and it was rear-ended on the freeway. The drivers shook hands and drove away and we got to the […]

Fashion in Paris

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

I was imagining that Paris would be filled with chic, well turned out people.  Not really. The lady in the dress and hat above was a fair example of the minority of smartly dressed people. Her companions were more representative. Not that they're badly dressed. Just ordinary. Comfortable shoes, casual clothes. Neutral colors. Some of […]

WordCamp Europe

Friday, June 16th, 2017

WordCamps are always fun and information and inspiring. WordCamp Europe is a particularly lavish WordCamp.

Notre Dame de Paris

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Today was Contributor Day. The group I was in got site architecture, a wire frame, and a page/keyword map done for the update of the WordCamp Central website. We had a soggy wrap, a squash sandwich (two slices of summer squash with mayonnaise on a soggy bun), two apricots, and a square of clafoutis for […]

Practical Things in Paris

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Mostly I have followed the Twoflower theory of tourism while in Paris, but over the past two days I’ve been working in the hotel room and #2 daughter has been at a Community Summit. I have thus done some practical errands while the chambermaids clean the room. First, I did laundry. We now have clean […]

Beds of Paris

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Of course I love fine art. And of course I have been transported by the works of Monet and  Picasso, Gaugin and Rodin while I’ve been visiting Paris. But I also value the decorative arts, the things that make daily life beautiful. So I have a collection of pictures of the very fancy and special […]

Flowers of Paris

Monday, June 12th, 2017

It’s a workday. and I’m sitting at my computer in my hotel room, overlooking the canal. There is a sweet breeze from the window, and I am going to share some of the gorgeous flowers I’ve been seeing.

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