mardi, août 26, 2008

Meeting a Few Friends in Paris

YR's Terrace

We were in Paris for just 3 days in early August - en amoureux. Eldest Son was in Singapore for 2 months and the Babies were spending a few days with MIL in the countryside. We rarely have time to be alone just the 2 of us since we started having children, what with our families being far away and all. In any case, most people we knew were away from the Capitale when we were there. So we had to make the best of our couple time.

However, we did reserve an evening for Hub's former colleague YR and his Russian wife. They live near Montparnasse and have a terrace outside their flat which gave them a view of the roofs of Paris. Sympa. That evening, after watching Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis and walking through the weekly Sunday Art Market in Montparnasse (nearly bought a painting, still thinking about it, check out and tell me what you think of her paintings), we went to YR's place and spent the evening playing hide and seek with the rain on his terrace. Always lovely meeting them, a really intelligent, kind and interesting couple.

Then on Tuesday (our last day in Paris) we went our separate ways Hub and I to meet our respective friends for lunch. Hub lunched wonderfully at Le Clocher Pereire (Umami, he loved your recommendation!) with P while I had pork ramen and gyoza in a Japanese noodle shop in Rue Ste Anne with my Chinese friend B.

That should have been it except that P made a big fuss about wanting to meet me as well and so we found ourselves making our way to Argenteuil that evening to have dinner with P and his girlfriend S. We had just arrived in their street when we saw quite a scene before us : just minutes before, 2 cars had crossed each other's path and one of them had flown across and turned turtle!

P's House

We had a lovely (if tired) evening. S made us a delicious Scallops in Champagne Sauce and we caught up a little, visited their new house etc.

Scallops in Champagne Sauce Saffron Risotto

Meanwhile, sorry K that I couldn't join the other Singaporeans at your house for a super BBQ, would have loved it but we had to return to the countryside for the kids as you knew. Hopefully another time...

2 commentaires:

SIG a dit…

It's always lovely to meet up with friends and I loved the drawings of the little girls. Love the patchwork style. :)

BibouMummy a dit…

Aiyoh. Really sad that we missed you! Next time lah....