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Thursday, 29 May 2014
Well, I'd bought butter that day, so I chilled it down in the freezer.
David got out his pen, and ... well, what do you know, it doesn't work! It made some nice dents in my block of butter though.
For the record, we tried a much more plausible scenario after that, writing on greasy paper. Which, as you know, works really badly with most pens. Well, the Space Pen writes beautifully on greasy paper, and keeps writing after that. So it IS an impressive pen. But I'll have to work out some other way to write notes on my butter.
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Monday, 19 May 2014
This is the "before" picture.
Saturday, 10 May 2014
Then we ate some. Yay for the bread festival! Recommended for all tourists in Paris right now.
Friday, 9 May 2014
Not much in the way of photos for this day - we spent most of the day at the Musee D'Orsay, where photography is not allowed. But lunch was at the nearby Cafe Mucha. Mucha was a French Art Nouveau artist. And this is proper soupe à l'oignon gratinée. Yum.
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Thursday, 8 May 2014
More photos later, it turns out there was some other stuff at Versailles too. But now we have to go and join a queue. Or not. We'll see when we get there.
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
Lovely morning at the Rodin Museum. We tried to go to the D'Orsay, but were scared off by the huge queue. Easily an hour in line, and that was quite early in the day. The Rodin museum is an easy and very rewarding visit.
But, the shop worked its magic, and within a minute, we'd seen "Alice au pays de lettres" - Alice in the Land of Letters. Anyone who knows Jeff knows that interesting Alice in Wonderland variations are some of his favourite things. Along with word puzzles.
So he squeezed into the aisle where it was (there honestly wasn't room to turn around) and grabbed the interesting book. We found the owner and paid, and backed carefully out.
So I recommend you all go and visit this bookshop. But maybe one at a time.
And here we present, DEATH, the sculpture that keeps an eye on the medical students. It's an awesome sculpture.
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
Monday, 5 May 2014
Saturday, 3 May 2014
No, it's the cream. Every snack for sale in Chantilly comes with the offer of Chantilly cream. Here's Jeff having peach ice cream avec Chantilly creme.
Friday, 2 May 2014
Actually, no, these pampered giraffes have an extensive habitat outside, with a variety of spaces to use. This one is just waiting to get IN to the pleasant indoor lodge where there is fresh food, and straw on the floor.
Thursday, 1 May 2014
She is, of course, in costume at a trade show. Furthermore, she's in charge of the door to the adults only section. This racy section sold such racy items as truffle oil, and heart shaped chocolates. So racy!