Tomorrow we are off! We have nearly a month in NZ and will be sure to enjoy all the perks of a summery christmas break, but for the past couple of weeks we’ve been doing the silly season Paris-style… or Euro-style. Or just northern hemispherish
I’d never done Hanukkah in NZ, but it’s not particularly French either. It’s just that expats flock together a bit, and so here on the other side of the globe we have close friends who celebrate Hanukkah, and aside from anything else, who says ‘no’ to latkes?
Last day of French class (and Ina’s farewell.)
The whole grande finalé bit actually reminded me of NZ, given that it’s the start of summer holidays and everything is wrapping up, farewells aren’t unusual. But this is a rather international crowd, and a french class too. We sent Ina off with a basket of all things français, and a mustache for good measure.
More hanukkah. Several days later, between savory and sweet courses of crêpes, care of our friend the chef, look what Elena found on the table.
Playing in the leaves at the park after school. So very cold. Bring on summer!
The marvelous window displays at Galeries Lafayette.
They have mechanised marrionettes and music…
… and little bridges for the kids to stand on.
Christmas markets in Paris… and a few shops too. If I had an iphone I think mine would be chocolate coated.
Louis is unimpressed by Père Noël.
Elena is more impressed in the bell than the man.
Last day of school for 2013! (And the school Christmas tree – just plain humongous.)
We’re half packed and the house is half-tidy (but actually pretty clean – incredibly) so we won’t have too late a night tonight. Tomorrow, to Singapore!