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Yesterday was deliberately a slow and easy day. We were tired from travel, and both of us took a nap! I can count on one hand the times I’ve napped in my life so you know I was tired. The day was very warm initially but after a mid-afternoon rain, it cooled off into a pleasant evening.
We’re acclimating to some of the “joys” of Parisian living: such as no icemaker, no disposal, teeny tiny trash cans, no shower curtain, and of course, no air conditioning. It might sound horrible to you, but we have “fixes” for all of these inconveniences, and we move along. If you have visited us, you know that our kitchen is small and efficient, but I manage to prepare our daily meals with no problem. One can basically get used to anything.
We also took on a project to clean the WONDERFUL, comfy leather chairs in the living room. After now ten years, they were pretty dirty, given that the leather is white. It worked out very well, and Bernie is relaxing in his favorite spot!
Lunch was at a delightful small restaurant called Le Petit Celestin which is just around the corner from us along the river. They have a new chef, and neighbors highly recommended we try it. Bernie had the Tartare de Beouf (raw steak) which has to be the “Purely Paris” photo of the day. The meat was cut instead of ground and delicious by his tastebuds. Ugh!
Our evening was topped off by joining our dear friend, Richard Nahem for a visit and drink. He does the wonderful blog EYEPREFERPARIS which many of you subscribe to. We also said hello to our other neighbor across the hall from us, Chantal. This means we have made the rounds to everyone in our little area. So much fun!
We promise a group picture soon of all of Bernie’s drinking buddies down below us. They are a motley crew.
By the way, if you click on the pictures, they will enlarge for better viewing.
We’re off on a much cooler day to find our copy of “Where Paris” magazine full of the latest and greatest for the summer.
Have a great day,
Linda & Bernie