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Foreign Climes

I was reading a blog post today about a short stay in Rome and you know I’m so jealous. So far this year I’ve used about half of my annual leave on doctors and hospital visits – I usually keep the leave ’til about now and use them for holidays so this year trips abroad are not really on the cards – for two reasons really = I don’t have the leave left and himself isn’t well enough be able to wander around places for a day let alone a long weekend 😦

So with this in mind I’m day dreaming of places we’ve been and like to return to whenever we can. This time of the year sees us return to Paris where we walk for miles and miles finding exhibitions both new and old, little shops that sell the oddest of things. It doesn’t get better then spending an evening wandering around trying to decide which restaurant will we eat in.

At this time of the day I should be just finishing my salad nicoise and getting ready to walk from Notre Dame (after feeding the birds) to the Louvre and the Jardin Des Tuileries. Shall we sit by the fountains and have an ice-cream? What will we do afterwards? Cut across to the Musée d’Orsay? or head on up towards the Champs-Elysée? – maybe we’ll save that ’til later.

I think later this year I’ll fondly reminisce about Edinburgh and the Christmas market, warms pubs & dinner with friends. However, I’ve a few months before that one starts.

I was going to say next year we’re going to do all of that but that is almost like putting things on hold and wishing away your life – so as soon as himself is well enough I think we will definitely try to get away – a long weekend doesn’t need as much 😉 Maybe we’ll jig things up and go to Paris this winter and Edinburgh next summer?