Pippa Rea

Pippa's Journey with a Brain Tumour

The Happiest Girl in the World

on September 13, 2014

All I needed to make this trip worthwhile was to see Pippa’s face when she first saw the Eiffel Tower.  On walking through the streets the evening we arrived Pippa declared she might just stay in Paris and live here forever.  The cobblestoned streets, the architecture, the balconies and the beautiful tree lined avenues around our hotel were tugging at her heart.  But it was her reaction to seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time that tugged at mine.

We had a typical French continental breakfast at our hotel and then went on the Hop On, Hop Off Open Top Bus Tour to get our bearings and take in the sights.   We rounded the corner and although I cannot put her reaction and my emotions into words, I think her words are just perfect………..

“Mum, take a look at this face………….this is the face of the happiest girl in the world!”

Enough said.

Later in the afternoon we were driven to our quintessential Parisian apartment (complete with French doored balconies, chandaliers and creaking parquetry floors) in the hub of Le Marais district atop cafes and museums.


4 responses to “The Happiest Girl in the World

  1. Darcy, Alexander, Adele and Bruce says:

    So wonderful to hear one of Pippa’s dreams come true. If you are in the Marais district, take a stroll to Place de Vogues for that quintessential French square and to watch the Parisians wander by. Thinking of you all. Happy adventuring!

  2. D4 says:

    D4 misses you SOOOO much!! We are so happy that you are having a lovely time in Paris. We’ve really enjoyed looking at your photos and reading about what you are up to. We’ve been looking after Monkey. He has been giving us all lots of hugs!! He has got some stories to tell you!!

  3. Kate sheedy d4 says:

    hi PIppa hope your having a fun time 🙂 love from Kate Sheedy d4

  4. Chloe McKenzie says:

    wooooow so cool. I hope you are enjoying Paris and i hope Venis and the cruse is good

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