Tuesday 7th December
Dry and grey first thing. It began snowing just before twelve o’clock but only lasted for a couple of hours and did not lie.
There is next to nothing in the fridge or pantry so a quick trip out to do some vital grocery shopping and then back to the sofa, the warmth and the computer.
I’m spending a lovely, cosy day chez mois: and am trying to catch up finally on my blogs. I am quite tired after yesterday.
I’ve had several e-mails from the lady who sold me my chocolatiere. She says there are some manufacturers’ marks on the bottom which may help me establish its age. I have explained to her my mission to taste all the hot chocolate in Paris and what a lovely souvenir this will be for me to have from this trip! I have to admit that I feel quite pleased with myself buying something on French ebay and then talking to the vendor in French. Small beer to many people, but it makes me feel quite European. Now, if only I could speak German, Spanish and Italian I might begin to feel I was getting somewhere.
We are trying to work out whether there is time for her to send it to me here in Paris thereby saving some postage, or whether it would be safer to send it straight to the UK. Our final decision is to go for it so she is going to send it to me here, first thing tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed at both ends!
It came with its own napkin and matching spoon: not the most attractive looking cake I must admit but the marron was glorious!
A lovely, relaxed day while everyone else rushes round in pre-Christmas mode. All I need now is an open fire, a cat on the knee, a dog at the feet, a parrot on the shoulder . . . . . . .