Photo diary

Le Havre Photo Diary #1

Le Havre Photo Diary #1

The gilets jaunes have been protesting for as long as I’ve been in Paris and the longer it went on, the less desire I have to spend my weekends in Paris, since most shops and major metro stations are closed for security reasons. This weekend […]

Pays Basques Photo Diary #2 – Biarritz

Pays Basques Photo Diary #2 – Biarritz

For the second half of my day off, I took the A2 bus from Bayonne to Biarritz, a seaside town most famous for surfing because of the killer waves there. I walked from the bus stop outside Hermés across the beach, past the Notre Dame […]

Pays Basques Photo Diary #1 – Bayonne

Pays Basques Photo Diary #1 – Bayonne

Last week, I got to visit Pays Basques because the kids’ grandma lived there. It was a very chilled week as there were three adults and four kids, so everything was fairly manageable (mostly because the other nanny was very authoritative and capable, taking up […]

Austria Photo Diary #1

Austria Photo Diary #1

After six weeks of work for me and school for the kids, we both get some time off our usual routine. The kids have gone to their grandma’s place for both weeks and I get the first of the two weeks off. Having left Paris […]

PARIS PHOTO DIARY #6

PARIS PHOTO DIARY #6

12-14/04/2019, Le week-end This weekend, I had a last-minute visitor around. On Friday night, we went to one of the best bouillon for dinner, Bouillon Pigalle, and walked around the area before heading back to my humble 7m2 chambre de bonne. Come Saturday, we finally […]

Paris Photo Diary #5

Paris Photo Diary #5

07/04/2019, Dimanche All my original plans fell through today so instead of having a full day of activities, I woke up with no plans, nothing to do and nowhere to go. The weather forecast had been unreliably pessimistic and I couldn’t bear another day of […]

PARIS PHOTO DIARY #4

PARIS PHOTO DIARY #4

06/04/2019, Samedi Despite going to bed way past midnight, I woke up bright and early, but not necessarily willingly, at 7 am. Having completed my weekend admins (phone home, tidy room, workout etc.), I left the apartment and struggled to get to Musée de l’Orangerie. […]

Paris Photo Diary #3

Paris Photo Diary #3

30-31/03/2019, Le weekend Despite spending most of my time in bed this weekend trying to get better from a short but intense fever that came to me unexpectedly and inconveniently on Saturday afternoon, I got to spend the time before and after out and mostly, […]

Paris Photo Diary #2

Paris Photo Diary #2

24/03/19, Dimanche Keeping my promise to myself, I got out of the house after breakfast and took the metro to Oberkampf to walk along the Canal St Martin. From there, I aimlessly wandered past Grand Boulevard and ran into a group of protesters from Extinction […]

Paris Photo Diary #1

Paris Photo Diary #1

23/03/19, Samedi Today is officially the fourth day of Spring. The weather had been kind to us this past week. However, all things come to an end and we are already back to the usual gloominess as we woke up to a smoggy sky this […]