#MommyMondays: Jingle Bells are ringing!

Christmas is my favourite time of year, so I’m overjoyed to see the lights and decorations up everywhere! This is the window at Ladurée at the place de la Madeleine, which has just recently re-opened after a few weeks of renovations. This week I’m hoping to get Little Miss’ picture done with Santa as well […]

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La canicule

There’s finally a canicule in France — the dreaded, elusive heatwave! I love it since I thrive on hot, humid weather in the summertime but DH and Little Miss are having a much harder time. DH doesn’t support humidity very well and Little Miss is just a baby, so obviously she’s miserable (even though she […]

The Impossible Little Miss

Little Miss is becoming a little terror (above in full fit). Since arriving in the countryside on Thursday (she and I came a day late, DH had to go the day before as I had a work obligation) she has been very needy, she only wants Mommy and will start screaming as soon as I […]

Deadlines

This is super quick post, so I apologise in advance. I have a deadline today that’s got me quite busy and we’re leaving in two days for the countryside! In other news it’s officially summer in Paris. This weekend we had great weather and today is an absolutely sweltering 28°C! At last! #MommyMonday links: Very […]

I’ll take some sleep on the side…

We’ve had another rocky weekend, Little Miss caught a bug on Thursday evening and has been fighting a fever for the last few days. I’m completely exhausted from night wakings and she’s been so difficult to get to sleep in general — we’ve been spending hours trying to get her calm in the evenings. We […]

Let’s sweep the bad weather away

It’s been another fun family weekend and yesterday was a blast, celebrating DH’s first Father’s Day! We finished the day with a walk around the Canal St. Martin, where we saw these street-sweeping dancers. The crowds and the sun were out and it finally felt like summer was here! But today when we woke up […]

A hamburger highlight

We had a busy weekend in Paris trying to get things done for the flat as Little Miss’ things have exploded everywhere and we need to organise asap! Saturday was a whirlwind of shops, bags, and taxis but we did have one memorable stop, for an order of hamburger and fries at Big Fernand, a […]

Crawling!

It’s happened so quickly, but at 9.5 months, Little Miss is finally crawling! On Thursday she was spending lots of time getting on her knees, on Friday she managed to get in an upright sitting position for the first time herself, and this morning she has started actually crawling! I’m so amazed and proud of […]

Having a sick child is not easy

This weekend has been incredibly difficult, having a sick child is not easy! Thankfully after two doctor’s visits (photo above taken in the waiting room), many doses of Doliprane, and lots of TLC, Little Miss is now feeling much better. We’re both more than a little worn out and this illness has wreaked havoc on […]

In awe of Angelina Jolie’s bravery

I had another post planned today but after hearing the news of Angelina Jolie’s preventative double mastectomy, I just wanted to share how in awe I am of her courage and bravery. Jolie shares her reflections behind the decision in a letter in today’s New York Times, talking about the discovery of “faulty” gene BRCA1, […]

Heading back to Paris

We’re heading back to Paris this afternoon after a few blissful days in the Loire Valley. Just when you get settled it’s time to leave again. Although we’ll be back soon *and* in the Loire for most of the summer as well. Sad to leave the peace and quiet but looking forward to meeting up […]

Spotted on rue Cambon

And open as of yesterday! Culture Chanel, the exhibition dedicated to Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s artistic world, featuring artists such as Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Guillaume Apollinaire, Igor Stravinsky, Salvador Dali and Amedeo Modigliani, among others. This exhibition has been travelling the globe, and after stops in Shanghai, Beijing and Moscow, it’s now come […]