Saturday, May 24, 2014

Farewell Paris, hello London

A miniature Statue of Liberty placed in the middle of the Seine river, in front of a sparkling Eiffel Tower, photographed at 11pm.  Apparently an earlier mayor of Paris, probably De La Noe, thought it would be fun to have the ET light up at odd random hours, but this annoyed residents and tourists alike, so now it sparkles at 11pm and everyone is happy.

Weather wise London has been nicely erratic. This morning it has been sunny wet warm. The Westminster Mile is being run in front of Buck House. Sensibly the owner is away - there's an awful racket going on: 7 races had been held by 10.30am, with another 27 to go.

We're off to sea today - Portsmouth here we come. We'll be sailing between England, Ireland and Wales and we've been promised lots of annoying immigration issues. Interesting - one can travel all through Europe virtually unmolested by customs and immigration, and now ....

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Luke - look what you've done

We lunched at Le Soufflé the other day.  And of the 20 diners in the restaurant 10 were Australian and all had seen Luke Nguyen playing there in his recently screened LN in France telly program. The soufflés were scrumptious and it's amazing how so much egg and air can fill you up.

Paris is awash with Australians - they are everywhere but at least they are discrete and not noisy.

The weather has been very conducive to walking then sitting in outdoor cafés drinking the most evil and delicious chocolate chaud.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

Beauty and confusion

Huonville crab flowering beautifully - slightly out of season
Jack Humm crab apples
Blueberry plants coloring before the winter drop