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Choco-Late in Bruges Belgium

We feel sick…

Bruges, Belgium; Barack Obama in Chocolate!

Bruges, Belgium; Barack Obama in Chocolate!

We’ve just been scoffing sample after sample of the real deal Belgian chocolate at the annual chocolate festival…and didn’t we enjoy that! I wish I could say we had so much that we’d never do it again… as if!! If only it was on tomorrow too.

We left Paris, and grandma, this morning. Daughter was very upset leaving both, however I think the choc-fest took her mind off it for the time being! There’s already been plans made re daughter returning to study at the Sorbonne University, and that grandma will visit for an extended period. I guess time and talent will tell…

We must have been in Paris on one of the busiest weekends ever. Not only was it May Day, it was a long weekend.

Paris, France; the Louvre Palace

Paris, France; the Louvre Palace

All Parisians out, all weekenders came in, blimey! We must also confess we had nothing to do with the riots either; no, nothing (didn’t even see evidence of them). Still a great 3 days had by all. We love Paris too.

A day spent swanning around Bruges tomorrow will be a very pleasant way to spend a Monday. And then London, here we come!

Bonjour from Paris!

The train travelers have arrived.
After a rather long, uncomfortable 24 hour train ride, we made it. Actually not all was tough; just the sleeping leg… fabulous!
Well worth getting here though, especially given we get to catch up with grammy {my mum}, daughter is very excited also.

Paris; Left Bank of the Seine River

Paris; Left Bank of the Seine River

Paris; Left Bank of the Seine River

The rest of today will be about resting the weary bones, in readiness for the marathon of walking commencing start tomorrow. Oh La La!

Not sure how much shopping will be done; and that`s OK as we already have more than enough luggage. You should see us struggling on and off the trains… it`s hilarious really.

Au revoir…