Christmas Day dawned bright and sunny (enfin!!!) and we started out the morning lingering over coffee in the flat, with a couple of phone calls to home… Neil presented me with this lovely original painting:
My two great loves – Cleo and macarons!!! This was painted by Carole at Paris Breakfasts – ironically, the person who wrote a blog post that led me to booking the macaron classes at Elysée Lenôtre!! It’s perfect!
Around noon, we headed out to meet Alicia for a big walk, taking in, amongst other sights, Notre Dame:
We headed back to our flat around 3pm to tackle the prospect of Christmas dinner in a kitchen the size of a postage stamp. We did, however, have two essentials to any Christmas dinner – bubbles and poultry:
And the chicken even reheated wonderfully in it’s special microwaveable bag!
T’was a perfect meal! We ended off with some more macarons (yes, we’re still working our way through them!) and then headed out to catch an early evening showing of An American in Paris. What a great Christmas – noone argued, noone got drunk and said inappropriate things and we didn’t even feel that full. What more could you ask for?
Merry Christmas – I hope yours was as perfect as ours!