Paris is Closed

Paris in August is a strange phenomenon. The holiday allowance is so generous for most people working in France, that it’s perfectly common to take three weeks, if not a whole month, of leave in the summer. I’d hazard a (completely unsubstantiated and non-scientific) guess that about 90% of Parisians depart from the city for... Continue Reading →

Pique-Nique Parisien

I have a new favourite activity in Paris: picnicking along the riverbank.   It's no particular secret that Paris is great for picnics in general; there are beautiful parks left, right and centre, not to mention the myriad of the other attractive and/or secluded spots scattered across the city.    But whilst cruising down the Seine... Continue Reading →

Fête de la Musique

Last Thursday (21st June) was the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere - i.e. the longest day of the year. It’s a day which holds diverse significance for different countries, cultures, religions, and sects; accordingly, the range of ways in which it is celebrated across the globe is vast. But this is a blog about... Continue Reading →

A Sunshine Sport

I’ve found my sport. Now, I’m not particularly athletic as people go. I tried hard in school, filling my lunch breaks and after-school hours with whatever sporting activities were on offer. I generally grasped the theory pretty quickly, and with it, the technique, so I usually made a good start with new sports. However, my... Continue Reading →

Better Than Yoga

I have a confession: I didn’t go to yoga yesterday. I’d booked the class days ago with the best intentions, and when I left for work in the morning, it was in the mindset of being out until 8:30pm (when yoga ends), save for the fifteen-minute stop home to change into something a little more... Continue Reading →

A Taste Of Summer

We had a little taste of summer in Paris this weekend - and let me tell you, it was delicious. Clear blue skies, glorious sunshine, 22 degree heat… what more could you ask of April? As someone of mixed English and Irish blood, it’s pretty much written into my genetic code that in the event... Continue Reading →

Spring Has Sprung

Spring has sprung in Paris! We might have had snow less than a fortnight ago, but this Sunday afternoon, the temperature in the city reached a glorious EIGHTEEN DEGREES C. That’s right: 1-8. Now, this may or may not be remarkable by local standards, but for someone who has spent their twenty-something years living in... Continue Reading →

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