Nine Weeks

Do you remember the gnome from Amélie?
It is nine weeks since I left home. I have visited six countries, many towns, countless museums, churches and art galleries. I have shared my time with my friend, my cousin and my sister and spent some time alone. I visited my old Rue St. Jacques neighbourhood where I will probably stay next year and I have experienced two other Paris apartments. I have sailed down the Danube and travelled to London by Eurostar twice. Today, I returned to my hotel room mid  afternoon and I am a little weary of travel and a little wary of going home.

It seems like a long time since my sprained ankle in sleety London and my Audience with the Queen (aka Helen Mirren).
On my first day in Paris, I met the "poules" from Toulouse.They look like ducklings to me.
Janet and I travelled to Bayeux to see the Tapestry and the Canadian Memorial at Juno Beach.
This is where the Canadians landed on D-Day.
I renewed last year's acquaintances with my professor Mildred at Reid Hall and with Aurélie at the restaurant.

I stayed in a former monastery in Prague.

The view from my window.
I had a sister adventure cruise on the Danube,
Mum says that we are drinking in all our pictures. That's because we ask the waiter to take them.

Now I am going home.
I love this character.


  1. You've had a very, very full 9 weeks, and it's been so much fun following you. Now we'll switch roles, and you can recognize spots you've been as I post about them. . . and someday perhaps we'll compare notes in person.

  2. When do you leave? The song " Qu'est-ce qu'on attend pour être heureux?" made me think of special birthdays and how great it is to be in the 7(!)th decade. I'm sure that you must be looking forward to your trip. You will probably visit many of the same spots and some new ones.

  3. So great to find you!!! a new follower :)

  4. A journey of a lifetime, Madame. Thanks for showing all you did. I enjoyed your journey a little as well, and that was a treat for me.

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