Tagged with Paris

Exploring your own town

Exploring your own town

Ever been lazing round on a Saturday morning without any real plans for the day ahead? Go to the gym, maybe? Get some groceries? Have lunch with friends? Well, I’ve got another idea. Why not jump out of bed, put on some curiosity and get out and explore the city you live in? What??? I … Continue reading

No, I really don’t need your comments

No, I really don’t need your comments

The other day, PerfectlyRandom shared with us her dislike of the overshare. In contrast, I don’t actually have a problem with the odd overshare of personal information. In fact I rather enjoy it. I have spent many an fascinating moment in the bathroom of the pub whilst some complete stranger pours her heart out to … Continue reading

Fireworks: a guilty pleasure

Fireworks: a guilty pleasure

Fireworks. They cost an absolute fortune. They help no one. They don’t build for the future. They are basically good for nothing except short-term entertainment. Kind of like taking a whole pile of money and burning it. For all of you who believe that state-funded fireworks are a misappropriation of public funds, I hear your … Continue reading

Dîner en blanc

Dîner en blanc

The dîner en blanc (dinner in white) is a tradition here in Paris that, until recently, I had only heard of. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the dinner is an annual event that sees thousands sharing dinner together at a location that is kept secret until just minutes before the event starts. It is … Continue reading

Why I love living in Europe

Why I love living in Europe

I come from a big country. In Australia we can leave home bound for a 5 hour plane journey and still land in the same country. The landscape changes across our vast land but, generally speaking, our culture doesn’t really differ much. Australia is a land of one official language and, aside from those with … Continue reading

Weekly commuting: is it sustainable long-term?

Weekly commuting: is it sustainable long-term?

I happen to know a thing or two about commuting. I’ve done it before today. At its worst, my commuting time each week totalled 20 hours. That’s right. 4 hours per day. That’s a significant chunk of time spent in transit! And I wasn’t even travelling between countries! Now I’m back at it again, but … Continue reading

French wine, expo style

French wine, expo style

Paris loves its “salons” (exhibitions). There is a constant stream of exhibitions on basically anything you could dream up. From travel, fashion, cars and chocolate to babies, books, real estate and even mixed Asian weddings(!), Paris has got your every exhibition need well and truly covered. I had a great time a few weeks ago … Continue reading