Category Archives: Visitors

The most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen on the Seine

The Manors arrived at the tail end of a string of rainy days and gorgeous nights. It was strange. One of the things Beth, my mother-in-law, wanted to do was get pictures of the Paris bridges at sunset. Well, the … Continue reading

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The Manors take Paris

Yesterday we said goodbye to Scotty’s family. They arrived about ten days ago and we had a full week of museum visits, tours, chatting, and walking! We went to Normandy, climbed up Mont St. Michel, spent hours looking at art, … Continue reading

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Dinner with Jim

About two weeks in to my mom’s stay, our dear friend Glen and Audrey arrived in Paris. You may remember that they visited us in Scotland last May – and they made another trip to see us in Paris. We … Continue reading

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An evening walk in Paris with friends

I realized that many of you probably have no idea why my mom decided to spend an entire month in Paris, so here’s some background. In April 2011 Scotty and I got news that Scotty had been given a grant … Continue reading

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Rodin and Napoleon

One of my favorite places in Paris is the Rodin Museum. It is the home of the famous sculpter of The Thinker and the house and gardens are a quiet refuge in the middle of this bustling city. So, we headed … Continue reading

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Stormy Sunshine on the Seine

Earlier in my mom and sisters’ visit we decided to hop on a Batobus and ride along the Seine. I had never done this and it was such a wonderful experience to see Paris from the water. It’s a completely … Continue reading

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A Rainy Night on the Eiffel

I have SO much to get caught up on! The past month has been a blur. We’ve had my mom and sister, Katie in town along with an ever-changing rota of guests. First Mom had several of her friends staying … Continue reading

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Life can be amazing…

I first visited Paris thirteen years ago. In October, 1998, my parents took the family on a three-week trip to Europe. We drove all over France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria and Germany. It was such an adventure and we have a … Continue reading

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This made me miss Edinburgh

Some of you will remember when I posted a Danny MacAskill video, here. My sister sent me a link to a new one and it’s amazing! It actually made me miss walking around Edinburgh and there is a great footage … Continue reading

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Last evening in Paris

Today was really low-key – packing, cleaning, laundry.  The usual sorts of things you have to do before you leave somewhere.  It was good to have all the sightseeing that we wanted to get in done, with the full realization … Continue reading

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