Friday, 19 December 2008

Paris at Christmas!!

On Saturday morning we got up really early and met all Nathan's work colleagues and partners at the airport and flew to Paris!

We arrived slightly delayed but met up with an events team who had organized a treasure hunt round the city for us... it was great fun!! and a brilliant way to see the sites.

Unfortunately the rain and cold put a bit of a dampener on it and I can honestly say I have no idea how I managed to get through the day with my cold/flu.... it kind of feels a little like a strange dream now!!

We were split into teams of 4-5 and were given maps and clues to find out information about Paris. We started at the Opera Garnier, which inspired the Phantom of the Opera! And moved onto the Galeries Layfette, a large, famous French department store. Here we are on the roof of Galeries Layfette- I am making a space between Richie and myself so you can see the Eiffel Tour but I think instead I am standing in front of it!! oops! Oh well!
Richard, Kirsty, Richie, Me and Nathan.
This is the ceiling of the Galeries Layfette- beautiful!! I love the dome and also all their Christmas decorations were gorgeous. You looked down onto the make up floor. Everywhere was so busy and full of people doing their Christmas shopping. I refrained!!
You can see how wet it was.. our treasure hunt took us to the Place de la Concorde, looking down the Champs-Elysees. We had to take some photos of our team to win extra points and so here we are spelling out Paris with their millennium wheel in the background! Towards the end of the Saturday we were all a little too wet to finish the treasure hunt. We concluded our journey at the Louvre! Nathan and I at dinner

We were taken to a beautiful modern restaurant for dinner where we had a private dinning space. It was so nice and the food was tasty (but not too filling) My mille feuille dessert was delicious and very French! Lucy, Nic and Rhona all waiting for our very overpriced drinks in the bar after dinner. I could not believe how expensive Paris was! Now that the pound has gone down against the Euro it is so so expensive. We were paying £10 a pint of beer!!! I had some tasty red wine which was just slightly more reasonable!! ... but not by much!!

On the Sunday we had the day to ourselves to go adventuring. Nathan and I got the Metro to the Eiffel tower and then walked across the Seinne . We then went for a lovely lunch where I ate way to much duck- including Foie Gras , it was very very rich but tasty and unique to the country!!
It was a great trip and very much appreciated that we were treated by Nathan's work. I would love to go back to Paris again with Nathan. Maybe this time in the Summer or Spring and when I don't have the cold/ flu!! But I feel like we saw a lot for the time we were there.

1 comment:

Kristin Lea Robinson said...

looks like you both had a blast! You look great! You both look fantastic! I miss you and love you! xoxo