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EUROTRIP: RICHARD LENOIR MARKETS

10 Aug

A very sweet card from Mum and Dad :)

8 August…. our 1st year Wedding Anniversary. It also marks out 10th year Dating Anniversary, if we were still counting that :P Pretty momentous.

So much as happened in just one year.. we spent our anniversary reminiscing at various times during the day, thinking “Ooooh.. what were we doing THIS time last year at our wedding?”

We’ve come so far, yet it seems we’ve only just started. And, we now (well, very soon!) will have our own proper little family.. :) We used the Doppler (a little handheld device that enables you to hear the heartbeat of your baby) last night after our Anniversary dinner and the little munchkin was wriggling & dancing all over the place! We’d hear the heartbeat strong and loud, then after a few seconds it’d shift over and we’d have to hunt for it on my belly again. It’s like the baby was doing a little celebratory anniversary dance in me :P

We spent the day traipsing around Paris, because what better way to celebrate than celebrate in the City of Love? :) After a relaxed morning lazing about, we went to the Richard Lenoir markets (at Bastille metro) close to the Le Marais area where we live. It’s an outdoor markets that’s teeming with people, produce, and all sorts of little things. Wandering around outdoor markets is something Chris and I ADORE… we used to do it ALL the time back in Australia – hunting down these beautiful outdoor markets and spending a lazy weekend there. We’ve been doing it ever since we started dating, and stopped when we moved to Shanghai (they don’t really have these, and the dirt and people shoving/spitting away don’t quite lend to the same ambience), so it was lovely to go to these ones.

It was much larger than we thought, with a ton of stalls selling everything from kitchenware to fruits to meats. Our favourites were, of course, all the cheese stalls and the pate/foie gras stalls ;) Wish we could’ve bought a ton of stuff but 1) we’re not cooking, and 2) we didn’t want to lug everything around for the rest of the day. An awesome trip though… and a nice way to kick off our Anniversary day :)

Taking the metro to the Richard Lenoir markets, a mere 2 min ride away

Teeming with stalls!

A ton of olives and marinated goods

A massive pan of Paella!!! At the bottom is Beef Bourginon.. mmm…

It was a lovely Paella, though in retrospect we probably should’ve
waited until we’re in Barcelona, Spain, next week ;)

Are these ligonberries or something? They must’ve been in season, there were TONS!

A luscious Breton cheese, cider, honey and jam store….. *heart flutter*…

Street performers. They were playing the music by feeding sheets into this
box that they turned the handle on. Very strange!

Just a perfectly sunny, gorgeous day in Paris :)

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Posted by on 10 August 2010 (Tue) in Anniversary, France, Uncategorized

 

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