This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue to have coffee...sip a glass of a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

~Bienvenue a Paris/Welcome to Paris...2nd September, 2015~Day 2

Further on from my last post on our trip that my DS James took me on we are now settled on Singapore Airlines which shows us on the map the route Singapore to Paris.
And I can't believe this is happening
Even though I have been back now for 2 weeks it's like a dream and I pinch myself to see that we really did do this epic trip!!!

After aprox 14 hours we land in Paris and I spot the sign
Bienvenue a Paris...........we are here!!!!!!

Prints line the walls

We are then transferred to our Hotel Best Western Folkestone

Looking up around us

We happened upon our first Blackboard Menu

and first sighting of a Parisian Cafe

So excited to see this

After a little wander around we come back to this delightful Cafe and have some drinks while we think about lunch

Pizza for James and the Fillet of Sole and Scallops for me

Followed by a A$10 coffee!!!!!!

Our very attentive Waiter

On our wanders we happened upon a Sans Gluten Patisserie

Eclair Chocolate and Eclair Caramel..........sans gluten

Next door to the Hotel there was a Delicatessen

Goods on offer




And Macarons

The next morning we followed the intriguing steps which led to a Breakfast Room

Hot Milk is offered with Coffee as it was in Latvija/Latvia also

Cold Meats are also offered 

The next day we purchase tickets for bus/boat rides that show us some fabulous sights including the Moulin Rouge.......more of this in the next post

I was intending to post about our trip every day or every other day but this has been nigh on impossible as we are having internet/computer issues and working on fixing them. 

Till next time.........Dzintra xo 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

~My Trip to Paris and Latvija~ Day 1, 31st August 2015

I'm back from my Trip of a Lifetime thanks to my Wonderful, Generous Son James
We got up at 3am on Monday 31st August to leave for Singapore to Paris

But first the day before we went up to James'
Leaving our front door

And yes I did get up in time

The plane at Canberra Airport

Early morning over the Parramatta River

Flying over Sydney Harbour
If you look closely you will see the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the centre there

Over Port Jackson

Much excitement as I spot our plane that is taking us to Singapore for an overnight stop

Showing our route to Singapore

Singapore by day

and by night
What a pleasure this city was
The people were very friendly, helpful and attentive as were the Staff at Singapore Airlines

Temple in the City

In town

Lovely green spots in the City

Red Dragon Fruit......I had not seen these before and have never tried one

Fresh Lychees on display

James took his bicycle over and took photos of bikes he saw along the way

Interesting but very nice......Airport meal

And a Cafe at the Airport.......a taste of what's to come?

After spending a day in this delightful place we were all set to leave for the Airport......
Next stop......PARIS

As for the stitching I took over to do (2)
I didn't touch it at fact it never came out of my case!!!

I'm slowly getting back in the swing of life back here and getting around to visiting other Blogs
But it is taking a while due to internet slowness etc here over the school holidays and computer problems but I will get there......Dzintra

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Hello, my name is Dzintra Ingrid ... have been known as Ingrid and since our Sea Change I have started to use Dzintra ... pronounced without the D ... (but still known as Ingrid, I know, it's confusing ...)

Welcome to my world ... a journal of our Sea Change ... Mum to three wonderful children ... bringing up a daughter with a disability and seeing life through her eyes ... being a new Nanna ... photos ... inspiring quotes ... taking on a cookery course ... the odd recipe ... and trying to get some stitching done amongst all this ...