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The hat man at the puces

Parc Montsouris, much like a tiny Central Park

 The market in Gif – we took one of those giant long breads and nearly finished it in a day

The first white asparagus of the season! A big deal.

The fishmonger.

 Les fromages. Be still etc.

 The view from Michele and Daniel’s balcony – beautiful countryside as far as you can see, and spring flowers just beginning

 Daniel le fou qui joue du violoncelle

 The cheese for dinner.

Le couple prepare les asperges blanches – you have to peel them, and then they’re so tender

At the bottom of their garden – a field of horses. Magical. Great to get out of the city that’s roaring by right now.

Now it’s five o’clock and I can go back to the apartment because the workmen are leaving. I will see if I can stand it – going out every day asap because of the noise, then back at 5 when it’s quiet and there’s no internet and I can work. I must work, because there’s nothing else to do except watch dreadful French TV. Or – well, yes – explore more of Paris. That will come.

Incidentally, my train trip to Gif was entirely free there and back – all trains free all weekend and Sunday too because of pollution.



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