Settling In

Today was a day to take care of the business of settling into France. Jean went to the laundromat with 2 weeks of dirty clothes and I went in search of French telephone sim cards for our phones. Both excursions were successful and we combined for some simple grocery shopping.

Of course I got in some ukulele practice.



Ukulele Practice Paris


This evening we wanted to go to a nearby Chinese restaurant, but they had a line out the door. Therefore, we went to another familiar restaurant in the neighborhood, Bistrot Beyrouth. We have gotten carryout from this place often in past trips. Tonight three of us had a mezza plate for two people and barely finished it. The cold dishes included chick peas, tabouli, eggplant puree, and hummus with pita. Then we feasted on chicken wings, lamb sausages, felafal, and some cheese rolls. The meal ended with a dessert plate of apple, orange and banana slices, dates, rose water flan, and a couple of other items. What a feast and all at a very reasonable price!

Tomorrow we are going to the Musee d’Orsay.

Good night!


About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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4 Responses to Settling In

  1. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Your adventure continues; food sounds scrumptious. When do your ART classes commence?

    • Paul says:

      No classes, however our art residency at Atelier de la Rose begins on August 22nd. There we have a studio and will do more art. We have been doing some drawing and painting in London and now Paris, but I have nothing I wish to share with the world.

  2. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    I gather that what you hold in the picture is a ukulele. Surprise! It is not at all what I expected. I was convinced an ukulele was a wind instrument. I stand contrite and corrected, and now am about to rush to ask Mr Google what the heck is an ukulele. And how come I could be so wrong. Now I want to know what is the name of the instrument I thought was an ukulele, it looks like a big egg, with holes in it and you blow into it, and make different notes by occluding different holes in it. It is quaint alright, but it exists. How can one be so wrong? Ah, well, I better get used to it.
    Bistrot Beyrouth was certainly pleasant; thank you again.

    • Paul says:

      You may be thinking of an ocarina. It is a wind instrument used by many aboriginal cultures around the world. Here’s a link about it: Ocarina I can’t think of anything else similar to what you describe.

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