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Day 14- I am no madamoiselle!!

Dont you know the meaning of the word 'NON"!!!!!!

This blogette is from Mahony- we like to use French colloquillisms here!!

Currently knocking back another glass of La Croix De Marbuzet, day 14 feeling good.

Departed London 1132 on the Eurostar. Very smooth, comfortable trip into France- this form of transport is to be thoroughly reccommended. I needed to go to the toilet, so set off to find the nearest loo. After trying to follow directions in French to go to the toilet I was forced to ask some-one for assistance only to be told in no uncertain terms "I dont speak english". I found the toilet only to discover that I needed some form of euro centime in order to access it. As I didn't have any the next option was to put it on the woman in front of me to squeeze through the turnstile with her. Call it paranoia but I felt like I'd broken the law 2mins after I'd arrived in Paris. When I got back to Moy she informed me that she'd been accosted by a gypsy so we hightailed it out of that station before anything else untoward took place.
Got a lovely cab driver who took us to our destination very near to the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately our room is on the opposite side to the tower so we have been robbed of a view which we are a bit sad about. The tower it has to be said is so incredible, but alas we feel its beauty is marred by pushy sellers of eiffel tower crap, that outnumber the number of tourists. Okay slight exaggeration but they are everywhere and we think it is a real shame- hence the subheading on this blog.
We then wandered along the Seine, absolutely beautiful, eventually returning to a local restaurant for dinner and a drink. Moy experienced real French vanilla ice-cream along with tarte tartin. She said it was to die for but you know Moy- she talks so much shit. I had an omelette which went back to the kitchen- won't be ordering that again. Who said French food was good, even I can cook eggs!!
We then walked back home, under the Eiffel tower all lit up, just beautiful- but such a terrible waste of power. Moy and I tried to find the powerpoint to turn it off, but to no avail.Sorry for poor attempt at humour- the french wine is indeed very good.
Tomorrows plans are for the off on bus, then on to the Musee D,orsay. Perhaps a liitle Parisian shopping if time persists. Have had a few text messages from Clare who tells me they are having a fab time. Have spent time at the Brighton Beach, shopped, then boarded ferry. Ferry trip was luxurious all the way, calvados had with the captain,( those girls are turning into real floozies), into St Malo and headed straight for the creperie.
Hopefully when we hook up with them on Sunday they will enlighten you more with news of their travels.

( Moy here again!)Ok its now 10.30 pm....really hot and so Mahony and I decide to go and see what colour the tower is now...we can see it reflecting madly on the Mercure Hotel wall ahead of us- so I told her we should wear our scarves ( with a french accent!) and Mahony decides to wear the Hotel scuffs instead......! we are such a glamourous pair of Aussie chicks here in Paris!!!

First night in Paris in alL my life and I am sleeping in a queen size bed with Moy .OMG

ps. from moy here again....well, you know you bitch! It wasnt exactly the way I dreamed it either baby!!
hope the snoring doesnt disturb you too much...you know how this cold has upset my nasal passages! ha

Posted by Escapees 14:51

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Gee, i was getting worried for a while there, lots of fun and no mention of any alcohol, until Mahoney's entry. My mind is now at rest. Can't wait to hear what you you think of the mosey orsey, and don;t forget to go to Gallaries Lafayette and look UP! Just saw a movie called "Brighton Rock" based in Brighton on the pier, looks amazing. Keep on keeping young madams.
Love Jen

by Coffey

Hi Everyone,
You are making me very jealous reading about your fabulous trip. It all sounds fantastic. Hope everything keeps going smoothly. We're just getting ready to go back to work after a lovely long school holidays and easter break. Tigers won but you probably already know that Bern. Looking forward to reading all about Paris and France. Very inspiring and we can't wait to do something similar one day soon.
Love to all
Jill and Chris

by jillchris

Keep it going girlies - fly the West Preston flag high for us in Paris, Moy

by Sandra

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