Wednesday, 5 March 2008

I've been here.......




It was holiday time again last week and I was back in France staying with some lovely chums who live a twenty minute train ride away from Paris so we had a combination of city walks and museums as well as the peace and quiet of the village.

Highlights? Has to be the Musee de Cluny which specialises in medieval art, especially tapestry. The world famous Lady and The Unicorn set of hangings is there and it was breathtaking. Luckily one of our number ( thank you Graeme ) is a medieval historian which meant that we had our own personal guide to explain things.

Much food was eaten and I am now living proof of the French Paradox - the ability to eat fatty cheeses, butter, cakes, gallons of wine and coffee - yet still come home lighter than I was when we left!

Magnus was not invited on the trip and he was very glad to see us when we returned, as was his cat sitter/lion tamer who had the scars to show for a week of caring for the beast. Now I'm home again, spring is just beginning to show her face, I have seeds to plant and gardening to plan.

3 comments:

nicantsoair said...

All sounds lovely and I would be envious if I wasn't going soon myself, and I am really going to look forward to eating all that fatty food!!! See, maybe its the weigh to go, (geddit!)haha, anyways, poor mog watcher, bet Magnus has been jealous and wanted to be there with you....

helle said...

Lucky you.
Poor Magnus(sitter).

Cindy G said...

It sounds perfectly wonderful! I love the tapestry photo. What is that object the woman is holding, the one with balls of yarn in the base?