Pippa Rea

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L’amour de la Tour Eiffel

on September 14, 2014

Sunday 14th September was two special days in one and Pippa was happy to share the spotlight with her brother – or should I say, James was happy to share it with Pippa and the Eiffel Tower.

We were dedicating the entire day to visiting the Eiffel Tower but it was also James’ birthday and he was celebrating by going to the top of one of the most recognised landmarks in the world!

How to get to the Eiffel Tower from our apartment?  Well, we just wandered down the end of our street, hopped on the batobus and leisurely made our way along the Seine.  Pippa, James and Patrick thought that in itself was fabulous!

The majestic magnificence of the grand structure close up impressed each one of us.  Along with the millions of tourists who visit it we also marvelled at its granduer.  Of course there was no stopping Pippa going right to the top and taking in every view.  We picnicked on the lawn at the base, walked around to the other side of the pond for the obligatory photos and rode on the carousel.  Patrick bargained with the souvenir hawkers, but it was James that came home with something like 26 Eiffel Towers – I still can’t work out how!!!  We took in every experience possible for Pippa to enjoy the Eiffel Tower.   Her dream come true!

It was a very special day.  We didn’t rush but just took our time enjoying every moment and at the end we had a birthday dinner for James.


14 responses to “L’amour de la Tour Eiffel

  1. Diane says:

    Wow,what a trip.enjoy every moment and experience all the wonders of Paris.

  2. Anna Wilson says:

    Your photos look good. It looks fun. It’s good your having fun! On top of the Eiffel Tower. That’s really cool. 😄😄😊😊😀😀 it makes me feel happy knowing that your happy.

  3. Carmen says:

    Enjoy!! 🙂

  4. Narelle Hill says:

    Amazing photos! I loved reading the post over breakfast today! Happy bday James, what a fabulous place to celebrate with all the family! Everything looks perfect, as it should be for you all! Pippa looks so happy to be living her dream! Xx

  5. Janine Fary says:

    Beautiful family having a beautihul time in beautiful Paris. Lovely pics. A big Happy Birthday to James xx

  6. Carolyn says:

    Just loving the amazingly descriptive blog Virg – it makes us feel it all with you so much! So fantastic to know you are all there having this experience of a lifetime all together as the sensational family that you are. Pip’s face says it all – the pose of the balcony, the picnic rug shot…. just LOVE it all Virg – THANKYOU for sharing all this with us. Much love, The Blackman Family

  7. Andrea Occhipinti says:

    WOW!!!! Tell Pippa ” She is bringing …….back” in Paris too!!! Love always Andy and the boys xxx

  8. Tasha says:

    Bon anniversaire James, what a wonderful way to spend your birthday! It is beautiful to see all those gorgeous photos, notre dame next? I loved it there! Tx

  9. jassicunn says:

    Look at that gorgeous boy! Glad he had a nice day! You all look like you’re having fun! Xx

  10. Catherine shaw says:

    Great photos guys, we loved them (think the kids have worn them out they have looked so many times!) Paris looks so exciting.
    Keep having the best time,you beautiful people! Xx

  11. Margaret & Michael says:

    Love all the photos. So glad Pippa and all the family enjoyed the Eiffel Tower, in such great weather. Love that Room with a View. Good to see Eleanor in the pics too … haven’t seen her for years. Say “Hi” to her for us.
    Love and best wishes.

  12. Meredith Shaw says:

    Oh I think the flight onboard that airline would have been a dream come true for me! Always wished I was a little more Middle Eastern! Loving the photos, thanks for keeping us all in the loop what an incredible trip. xxx Meredith

  13. Dani says:

    Pippa and family – sending much love from Canada! xxx Dani

  14. Christine says:

    Fabulous pics Virginia…so lovely to see Pippa having fun with her mum, brothers and Aunty Eleanor! xxx

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