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Sunday, November 26, 2006


A fuzzy photo of a nice dinner at Jean-Marie's (back to the camera - uncorking the n-th bottle of wine) with our friends from Caen: Aggie & Michel, their daughter, Melanie, and her boyfriend.
I'm planning, late this afternoon, to stop by the Salons des Vignerons Indépendants.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

The oldest market in Paris ...


We're off to Le Marché des Enfants Rouge in the Marais area of town. This market was created in 1615 and I've been wanting to go back to spend a bit more time (and have lunch at one of their charming restaurants).

Afterwards a visit to the Valérie Jouve photography expo at galerie Xiappas (map here) nearby (with Hélios and Mariano).

Saturday, November 18, 2006


After lunch with Benjamin and Odile at Os Minhotos (Portuguese hole-in-the-wall restaurant) we came across an interesting photo expo on the way home at the Atelier Florence Berger.

Dinner tonight (chez Fernand) with the Schillers - in Paris from Cambridge/London for a long weekend in the City of Lights.

Friday, November 17, 2006

¡Viva España!

Almost directly after work we headed up for an apéro at Hélios' ... where a friend from Barcelona, Mariano, an excellent photographer, is staying and visiting Paris for a few days.

Denis joined us and after some excellent jamón ibérico (gracias to Mariano's brother!) we walked over to the nearby (just down the stairs from Sacré Coeur) couscous/tajine resto called Le Petit Bleu (I recommend it to you all - here's a map). The lamb tajine (not to mention the Tajine Saint Jacques) was succulent ... and copious!
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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Que la Fête du Beaujolais commence !

Once again it's the third Thursday of November and it's .... le Beaujolais Nouveau (see the full story by clicking on the title above!)

We went to la Comedia with Alain (and were later joined by Florence) to try this year's cru.

We also greatly enjoyed listening to two young guitarists that Jean (the owner of the bistro) had though to enagge to play tonight. (You can see a short clip of this duo, called Les Deux Font L'Impair, by clicking here.)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

J’espérons que je m’en sortira

Wednesday night ... and we're going to see Odile's cousin, Bernard, in this one-man theatrical piece which is based on compositions and essays written by schoolchildren in Naples (original title: Io speriamo che me la cavo).

Friday, November 10, 2006

Octopus's Garden.... in the flow!

Hello, dear readers ... thanks for stopping by (especially since I've had a protracted absence from these blogways). I will try to "just post it" without too much reflection, post-production or concerns about style, pix, etc. (which all slow down, to not say stop, the flow). After all, the main idea of this blog was to keep you up with our activites in Paris (and increasingly for me, due to the "new job", in various parts of Europe).

Tonight, having lugged home a few kilos of fresh octopus from the local market, we're making dinner and having Sylvie, Jean-Marie and Benjamin over for "Pulpo a la Gallega" plus my (world-famous ... almost) "martini-glass" flan mit aquacate, as an opener. Closing with another flan: lemon.

We'll doubtlessly toast to celebrate the Democrats' victories in the USA and wish them all godspeed (gift to the first one of you to guess which wine we'll toast with).

Leave some comments and what YOU are up to tonight - any favorite octopus recipes (!) and whatever is inspiring you these days. Hasta pronto!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Coping ...

On this day in 1950 (I wasn't quite one year old): Puerto Rican nationalists, members of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN), attempted to assassinate U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

Off to Copenhagen until Friday for a project meeting. More news from Denmark as time allows ... I hear it's snowing up there!
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