Bonjour, bonjour! Ca fait trop longtemps!
As I hope anyone reading this by now knows, I recently had the most unbelievable experiences in Paris earlier this year in May and have been attempting (and sadly failing…) to document specific experiences via this blog. It is my first attempt and summer was a busy time, but now that I’m back in school and got a rhythm the upkeep of this beauty should become easier and more punctual. 🙂
As I hope you all also know by now, I had a list of things I wanted to do while in Paris. Being the insane foodaholic that I am, one of them was manger beaucoup des pâtisseries! For anyone who doesn’t know what that means…it means eat lots of delicious baked goods and pastries! My absolute weakness is always dessert or any baked good of any sort – I had many une quiche délicieuse and way, way, way too many baguettes….if that is in fact possible…I’m still trying to decide!
So allow me to (attempt to) share with your the variety of deliciousness that I experienced. For the sake of being efficient, I will start with my “goal” photos – the pastries! – however as the post progresses you will see non-pastry related deliciousness that I felt absolutely had to be shared, regardless of its non-pâtisserie status. Unfortunately, many of the pastry-family foods I devoured were devoured in my hotel bed late at night and I don’t consider the images of them clear enough to put up here…I will say that raspberry financiers became one of my absolute favourites and that I (surprisingly) did not like canele!
Now, feast your eyes…unfortunately not our stomachs! 😦
Why, hello there!
If you are new to my blog – welcome! If you are returning – welcome back! 🙂
Firstly, apologies for it being so long since my last post! For those of you who don’t know, I recently spent three amazing weeks in Paris for a school-related course and it was this trip, in fact, that prompted me to (finally!) create a blog, this very one that you are reading right now.
As a result, my first blog series was (/is!) chronicling my adventures and experiences from that trip. Unfortunately, due to time constraints between course visits while we were there, the obligatory tourist sight-seeing, our hotel’s very sketchy internet and some technical difficulties with my image processing software, I was unable to stay on top of my Paris updates.
But fear not, I have returned! (Both to my blog and to Toronto!) Despite being unable to actually publish my posts while I was away, I wrote drafts about each experience on the days of the respective experiences, so the emotions were still fresh and real. The upcoming posts that you’ll see will mostly consist of lightly edited versions of those original drafts. Unfortunately, there will still be some delays as I’m still struggling with my imaging software…and as a photography student, I hate the thought of publishing these posts without photos – especially since I took literally thousands of photos and would like to share a few of my favourites!
Oh the irony!
There are several confessions that I make to people that cause them to turn around and say, “What?! You can’t be from Barbados/from the Caribbean/an island girl!)”
Perhaps one of the most common is this: