Yes today is the day, our 3rd wedding anniversary! Thanks everyone for your warm wishes & congratulations & congrats also to Josh & Champs who are celebrating their anniversary in their new home.Today we headed out to visit the Eiffel Tower, which Ryder has been spotting a la distance since we got here & was dying to see. It turns out that the tower is pain to get to via the Métro, (bus is the best option) but we only worked that out afterwards. It was a nice sunny morning, but by the time we got to the tower the queues to go to the top were ridiculous (what must it be like in Summer?) so we decided that with 2 small children we would have to give it a miss.
Later in the afternoon we headed for a stroll around St Paul. In our travels we were lucky enough to stumble upon Mariage Frères -wow! Roger & I found a beautiful silver teapot that we loved but we decided that at €1200, we could live without it!
Tonight was also our big night out - dinner at Pierre Gagnaire! Many thanks to Sarah (&her French friend) for helping us make a reservation & getting us a French (English speaking) babysitter. After a bit of stress getting Ryder & Willow settled, we raced out the door (looking sharp) & took a taxi to the restaurant. On our way through the restaurant we were greeted with bon soir by at least 15 staff, but I guess that's what you pay for! We had a fantastic night out, which started with French Champagne from our generous friends Michael, Cindy & Pascale (thanks so much for thinking of us, love you guys xxx) & after 8 courses ( we has the Menu Printemps) ended like this:
No your eyes do not decieve you, that is a table (our rather large table) of desserts all for us! Mum, Dani & Vida, I needed you all there to help out, by this point we were so full of food & wine that we could only taste them. The final dessert they brought outwas this one:
I don't know who to thank for that one, but thanks, the perfect end to a perfect night.