Pippa Rea

Pippa's Journey with a Brain Tumour

Wandering Paris

on September 18, 2014

We have spent days wandering the streets of Paris and taking in the sights. Notre Dame is only a short stroll away along with the pretty lane ways of Isle St-Louis and its famous and Paris’ oldest ice cream shop – pineapple and basil is a winner for me!

A day was spent up to Montmartre to visit more gorgeous cobblestoned streets and Basilique de Sacre-Couer with Claire and Russell who dropped in for a night on their way through. It took a long time wandering the square of artists for Pippa to choose her sketch artist but Patrick found his preferred characterture artist immediately. Pippa ended up having both a sketch and a characterture done.  A lovely and fun memory for them both to take home.

Pippa is still perfectly well although her muscles get tired easier than they used to especially up the steps at Montmartre! She’s not the only one though – we are all happy to go to bed at night time! One day she and I did catch a pedal bike home because she was too tired to walk any further. What a lovely treat that was from our beautiful uni student driver, Sara. I’ve kept her number just in case we need her again.

We have wandered around the Lourve, played games in Jardin de Tuileries, strolled up and down the famous Champs Elysees taking in the shops including the car ones for the boys; we have eaten patisseries from famous Cafe Angelina and macaroons from Laudree and stumbled across Parisian markets.

We are all completely enjoying the Parisian life, but not so much the endless cloud of cigarette smoke that engulfs the air we breathe!


7 responses to “Wandering Paris

  1. E says:

    Ooo la la la … Loving your travel blog guys, wonderful photos xox

  2. Helen Dunn says:

    Bonjour from Warrnambool what beautiful memories you will have of Paris. Such beautiful photos both of the family and the sights. Enjoy those pastries especially those macrons!Loveto you all and happy travelling Helen and Bernie Dunn

  3. Lee says:

    Hello. It was very nice to meet you on board and happy to see you having a lovely time in Paris.

    The weather looks fantastic as well.
    Paris welcomed your family!!!

  4. Joy says:

    It all looks so wonderful! So enjoying the pics and updates of your adventures. Great to hear you are all having such a wonderful time. Keep having fun. Looking forward to the next update 😃 xx

  5. Lidija says:

    So happy to se that you are ALL having the time of your lives, particularly Pippa….her beautiful smile says it ALL…

  6. Wonderful pics! So glad to read your updates. Love and hugs to you all. Sam, Tom and Luke xxx

  7. Anna Wilson says:

    Hi Pippa, I hope you are having fun in Paris, that pedal bike ride looks fun. Those sketches of you and Patrick look really good. The cars in that car museum look really cool. In the photo ‘Wondering the streets of Montmartre’ your hair looks really long and pretty. ❤️😃❤️😃❤️😃

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