Has Agnes knit you or your offspring something? Please e-mail her a picture of the item, preferably being worn by someone. This means you Missy & Tommy, Clamsey, Rebecca, Miesje and any other recipients of knitted goods. Thanks in advance!
Well, the dollar has sunk to a new low -- $1.5047 to the Euro. "Ouch," is all we have to say. It's not cheap living here to begin with, but this makes it brutal. A typical Parisian cafe charges between 4and 5 Euros for a creme, which is sort of like a latte. That's ridiculous to begin with but now those cups of caffeine and milk will run you around US $7.50. This should kill American tourism off for a while.
Not much doing here at Chez Thompson. We've been following the election brouhaha as best we can. And yes, we voted from Paris. Paris is cool and gray -- a few really chilly days but today's just damp and not too cold. Here's Roxy wearing the latest, designed especially for her by her mom using leftover scraps of yarn.
All is well here at Chez Thompson. Roxanne seems to have outgrown the apartment. She zooms from room to room and expresses great frustration at not being allowed to play with knives or run her hands through the kitty litter.
Sometimes it's hard to catch her when she's not in motion, but here's a shot of her healping to rearrange the cloth napkins. She's wearing a sweater knitted and designed by her mother. Last night, said mother escaped from domesticity for a few hours and met some friends for coffee (at Starbucks no less) and then went and saw a movie. Below are Ping and Simeen, off-camera were Michelle, Lauren and Inhee.
A: Yesterday we took our Sunday stroll in the 15th along the Seine. We popped Roxy in the poussette and hooped on the 10 line and got off at Javel. It was an incredibly windy day and walking down the street was akin to being in a wind tunnel. Our destination was Parc André Citroën, named after the car maker. (Interesting note:
Citroën was the son of a Jewish Dutch immigrant). Turned out to be a modern park with a great grassy field and several modern concrete and stone water installations that skateboarders were using as ramps during the winter. It backs up to a cobblestone promenade along the Seine and under an elevated train: Lots of families and kids running around. Still, the overall feel was quite cold and unnatural despite the small bamboo grove. After, we strolled along the Seine for a while and posed for a few photos.
Then it was time to head back home and warm up with some chocolat chaud.