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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Back to Earth...

Fish soup as promised by Didier's mother...

I will try to sort out and post some of the photos before the weekend.
Three days of wine, food, friends and sightseeing... Glorious weather!

But back to a cold England, lots of things to sort out, headaches really, a bout of depression (I hate coming back to Earth!) and reality!

More photos...

The Old Cité from the bridge

La Cité at night

In the Cité

The boys hitting the old town...

More photos on the way...

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Blogger euro-trac said...

PTB - I know how you feel! I HATE coming back to the UK too!

But nice for us that you're back!:o)

I think I might have to pop round Didier's mothers house for dinner sometime...

22/6/06 10:20 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Hi, Trac! I like your photo!!
Coming back really sucks! Bloody hate it!
I'll try to catch up with all the blogs...
Didier's parents were two gems!
I'm sure that they'd have you over!

22/6/06 11:37 AM  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

No more King of the Castle eh?

Start planning the next trip, that should cheer you up.

22/6/06 1:42 PM  
Blogger Kingston Girl said...

looks like a good time was had. It's never fun coming back to earth - enjoy the wine you brought back with you to break you back into life gently.

22/6/06 3:38 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

great fotos, made me want to haul out my traveling bag and pack up. Wonderful delicate colors on The Old Cité from the bridge shot - as yummy as the food shot.

22/6/06 4:11 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I was on vacation last week....it passed by much too quickly! I don't know that I would like fish soup...but the beautiful tablecloth really caught my eye!Nice pics!

22/6/06 6:29 PM  
Blogger wendz said...

Magical pictures..I love France!

Oops.. I live here...lucky me...fnar fnar...all the fish soup and foie gras and rose and pretty buildings I could ever want...:o)

22/6/06 9:59 PM  
Blogger cream said...

H.E. my next trip is already planned!

K.G. I only bring back duty free stuff if I take my car...I hate luggage...Asda is just over the road and the wine department is very good!

Hayden, it was a magical weekend! We're already planning the next one.

Janet, fish soup is lovely! Didier's mother brought out all her best stuff for his visit!

Wendz, lucky, lucky you!!!

22/6/06 10:45 PM  
Blogger DCveR said...

Great pics. Your food selection is starting to get me hungry!

23/6/06 12:17 AM  
Blogger Le Chat said...

Oh that fish soup. That was terrible looking at all those photos just before lunch. I will go and be disgusted by what is on offer in the school canteen now.

Glad to have you back though. Missed your wicked witty ways.


PS I love foie gras - but I never get to have it anymore. Pah!

23/6/06 12:33 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

Which Cite? The pictures so reminded me of Aveyron, where we have good friends (St. Affrique, Millau - poss. not far from where you were?). I once had the nerve to make them cassoulet - they said it wasn't quite French but was very good.

Great pictures, I do miss it.

Hope the NE isn't looking too miserable this weekend.

23/6/06 6:28 PM  
Blogger cream said...

DC, I am back on my salad diet now! And giving my liver a bit of a rest...

Kitty, what the definition of a school canteen? ...Mush Room!!!
I had enough foie gras to last me a year!
Witty? Sorry about that naff Broads video...I was scraping the barrel!

Lettuce, it was Carcassonne!!
Yeah, well the French are a bit overboard about their cuisine!
I'm sure your Cassoulet was very good!
I hope our weekend improves...cos it is quite cold at the moment!

23/6/06 6:45 PM  
Blogger Calamity Tat said...

Cream you're back, fancy calling Didiers parents two germs! well I never did, and did she cook you courgettes?

23/6/06 10:34 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Well it looks like you enjoyed yourself. Beautiful pictures. Sorry you had to come back. Start planning your next get-away. That'll cheer you up.

23/6/06 11:30 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time, it is soooo beautiful!

24/6/06 1:10 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Tat, did I really! Meant gems...
No, but she said that a giant variety had been spotted further South!

Mary, it was great and the next trip has already been planned!

Thanks, Val...I hope this has given you a nice insight into French "wild" life!

24/6/06 9:20 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

Lovely and warm and sunny in smoggy London...

I think I need to see a photo of your fridge. Esp. if I'm going to be there long.

24/6/06 6:45 PM  
Blogger cream said...

My Lettuce doesn't last long in the fridge!
Salad diet at the moment...Lovely!
Smoked salmon, chicken, tuna, etc...
My fridge is full of Rosé and lettuce...

24/6/06 10:18 PM  
Blogger Dons said...

Carcassonne looks beautiful. France does have some lovely cities

25/6/06 10:19 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Y'know, I used to think that it was only coming back to earth here that folks got the blues...I guess it happens everywhere, I just didn't know.

26/6/06 5:57 PM  
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