Even though the French Christmas celebration technically continues until the 6th of January, today seem more like the regular work-a-day world. I lazed around here this morning finishing Three Junes. I enjoyed how the author connected the players in the book in a most surprising, yet entirely believable, plot. I'm not sure I'd recommend the book to any one I know, but I did enjoy it. Next up on the reading pile is by the Nobel Prize winner from a couple of years ago: One Man's Bible by Gao Xingjian. Let's see if China is better than Turkey;
Jeff and I made plans to meet at Le Solferino so I worked my way up rue de Bac from Bon Marché. The weather was a bit bizarre. It would rain for a while, then the sun would come out, then rain, then sun. But better than all gray.
I returned to find out the designer of the embroidered coat. Dries Von Noten is the designer and he is out of Antwerp. Here is a photo of the coat from www.style.com but it really doesn't capture the beauty of the coat itself. Look carefully at the sleeves---this is very heavily embroidered in subtle metallic threads. Just beautiful---at least in my opinion.
We decided to lunch at Le Bonaparte. Jeff had chou farcie (stuffed cabbage)---he said it was the best he's ever had---and I had a chevre chaud (warm goat cheese salad.) Rode the bus home after stopping at the Monoprix for cookies, bought water and fresh bread to bring home.
I know you will all laugh; here we are in the gastronomical capital of the world and we had leftover chicken sandwiches at home again tonight! But that chicken is so good! And the bread is so good! Like no other chicken sandwich ever!
This evening we went to the movies: Casino Royale. One of the better recent Bond movies but I'm partial to Sean Connery and, especially, Roger Moore.
There's a full moon tonight and we walked home watching the beautiful moon and the clouds crossing over it.