March 3rd, 2004

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Paris Trip

Travelling day:Friday 27th Feb. Drove down from Calais to Beauvais through a blizzard and awoke to about 2" of snow. I love driving through snow in France, it's those wonderful skies that do it. This is the second year in a row that we have had this kind of weather for the anniversary trip. Collapse )

Day One in Paris: Saturday 28th February.

First, an excellent lunch in Le Square Trouseau, where I tasted my first local (Isle de France) wheat beer. I liked it very much; it has none of the bitterness I associate with English beer, having, instead a sour fruity (lemony) flavour. Must admit it didn't look all that appetising, being the proverbial piss-colour but it was wonderfully light and fragrant. Unfortunately, our subsequent attempts to buy some from the supermarkets proved fruitless. So, sorry, bogwitch, the wheat beer promised in your postcard isn't coming your way; the cider is, though, found teeny weeny bottles of Douce et Brut so both versions are yours for the downing. Collapse )
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