I'm taking a break from LivingTastefully to do some traveling over the next few weeks, and the timing for my trip couldn't be any better. After losing my sweet French Bulldog Pipi, it has been difficult being at home without her. Getting away will help, I'm sure.
My husband and I will be spending time in Northern Ireland (he has relatives there), and in Paris (for me). It will be an interesting trip. I usually go to France with my sister and we travel so well together. She was very understanding when I stood in the pet department of La Samaritaine in Paris for two hours, making the difficult decision on which leash to bring back for Pipi. And she is always as anxious as I am to hit La Grande Epicerie or G. Detou to search out olive oils, vinegars, and chocolate, and never rushes me when I roam E. Dehillerin for pastry/baking equipment. It will be different with my husband. He will at some point probably say, "I've had enough of this", and head out elsewhere. But that's o.k... Bill was business development manager in France and western Europe for an American company. He'll be alright... we'll meet up for dinner!
I am also very excited about finally meeting Stacey of Stacey Snacks one evening while in Paris. (Visit Stacey's blog daily and your, "What shall I make for dinner tonight?" question will be forever answered.) Stacey and I became friends through our blogs, and have a shared love of cooking/baking, gardening, antiques, and yes... France. We will be meeting Stacey and Henry at their Parisian apartment on their anniversary! Definitely a champagne moment!
And as far as my sister Susan (my frequent overseas travel companion)... Susan will be in Germany when I'm in France, hosting her first "OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOUR" of the Erzgebirge and Thuringian regions of the former East Germany, where our mother's family is from. This is a trip with an emphasis on early German toys and Christmas. I've been hearing about the tour on a daily basis and the wonderful (unknown to Americans) locations they will be visiting.
So... this is it for a while from LivingTastefully. I'll be back in October and certainly ready for some serious fall baking. Enjoy the remaining, beautiful September days!
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9/10/2015 12:05:43 pm
Eileen, have a wonderful and safe trip. Also sending best wishes to Susan for her amazing trip.
9/10/2015 12:10:52 pm
Thanks, Susan, and I'll pass it on to my sister!
9/10/2015 01:06:20 pm
Can't wait!!!!! (maybe Henry & Bill can go to a pub, while we shop at Bon Marche for snacks. :)
9/10/2015 01:13:32 pm
Are you sure? I've been known to spend hours there.
Mary Jane Nelson
9/10/2015 03:48:30 pm
Brings back memories of our trip (Deb Webster, Mary Ann & myself) a few years ago. Have a wonderful time! I was in Paris in July. Took a riverboat trip up the Seine . We started in Paris with the destination of the beaches of Normandy with daily stops at quaint villages....went with my sister...much fun!!
9/10/2015 04:04:12 pm
Hi Mary Jane...
9/10/2015 05:46:42 pm
Have a wonderful time on your trip! I did have a question that maybe you can answer some time. I made your peach pie and it was wonderful. It was, however, so hard to wait 6 hours. My question is that I have been trying to make an apple pie and it is always like soup inside. If I wait 6 hours for that to totally cool, will it be more solid?
9/10/2015 06:33:00 pm
Hi Barb -- Most likely your apple pie will set up if you wait that impossible 6 hours to eat it! I love that we're going into apple season!
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