Saturday, 11 October 2008

DAY 3 IN PARIS : l'excitation






With the evening sunset impatiently on hold and le Boulevard Montmartre and le Carrefour Richelieu-Drouot, teasing us to explore, we were quickly on the telephone to announce our arrival.

Eric invited us to welcoming drinks and Michael soon came to fetch us. What a thrill after all these months to be meeting at last.

A quick sortie onto the Boulevard, while Madame powdered something or other, was time enough to hear and smell the atmosphere to pretend that all this was true.
It couldn't be ? It's just a dream ?

Michael arrived and directed us. We laughed and nibbled and drank and talked and joked and just felt so relaxed.
Dinner at a nearby restaurant was proposed.
We were now, really in Paris and on such a high, we wouldn't have argued with a soul.

14 comments:

lynn said...

Oooooh Mme, how close you are to the Blog Baron! I am full of envy he he... It's great to see you having such a great time. I can imagine the dreamlike feeling well.

lynn said...

I do wish I had been able to come to Paris with you, as you left me - wouldn't we have had fun, all together. I have fond memories of your visit to me, you're such fun. Remember how we kicked off our shoes in your hotel room, settled down on the bed, Mme and I, and giggled whilst Monsieur valiantly showed us your photos on the screen? Giggling girlies, weren't we? My. Had we been all there in France, maybe Eric would have also kicked off his shoes... who knows? LOOOOLLLL !!! I know. I'm cheeky.

Eric said...

I too really wish you'd been here Lynn.

Hey the Benauts! Sorry I have been missing lately, but as you know I'm rather busy at the moment...

lynn said...

Swoon... (hand on forehead)...x Hi Eric.

Webradio said...

Il y a beaucoup de choses à découvrir à Paris...

Nathalie said...

Fancy calling this post "l'excitation" - from what I read so far, you were on a high from day one and you still hadn't touched earth when you got to Avignon so l'excitation could have been the global title for the whole trip LOL!!!

Great photos of the rooftops and café parisien - lovely to see Eric looking so happy too!!!

Maria said...

Oh, my....I am getting such a vicarious thrill just from reading all of this..

MmeBenaut said...

See all those beautiful macarons? Can you believe that I didn't have even one?

Nathalie: Hee hee. You're absolutely right of course but then meeting all of our beautiful bloggers, it was impossible to keep one's feet on the ground. Gosh you are all such incredibly fascinating people.

Lynn: Eric is a stunner isn't he? And photos of darling Michael will be aplenty on Mme Benaut Occasional Blog, once I get to Paris ... I'm trailing behind a little because I get a bit distracted along the way. LOL

Virginia said...

Well, you how wonderful to have a visit from the CDP king himself. What a grand evening was had by all.
Love getting to experience it with you.

lynn said...

It's good that you are trailing, Mme as then the whole thing will last longer for us!

dive said...

Classic, beautiful Parisian photos, Monsieur!

And what handsome and gallant chevaliers to accompany Mme.
Lucky girl (and lucky guys, too)!

Jules said...

To meet God must have been divine!!!

Kate said...

What gracious hosts!

M.Benaut said...

Just a little note.

Madame has also included all this on her blog and you can see the truth of the matter there too.

Girls see things differently to blokes !!

MADAME BENAUT OCCASIONAL BLOG