So in late June, we took a family trip to Paris & London and we also managed to arrange a meet up with Emily, Julian and Allie in London. Paris is my absolute favourite place in the world - it sounds ridiculously cliche, but Paris has that "je ne sais quoi" that is just so endearing...it's one of those places that one can fall in love with again and again and again...hopefully, it will be my home in retirement. :))

Surprisingly, the girls preferred London to Paris...I guess that shopping is more important at this age.

The only disappointing thing in Paris was the food. We deliberately went to cafes and restaurants that were busy and still we never had a great meal. On the other hand, the food in London was FANTASTIC!! Every place we went, the meals were so very good...a surprising nice shock.

Another fantastic trip...can't wait for the next one!

Having arrived in Paris very early after a red-eye from Toronto, the girls were SOOO tired. This was in a cafe and they could barely finish their breakfast without falling asleep.

Having arrived in Paris very early after a red-eye from Toronto, the girls were SOOO tired. This was in a cafe and they could barely finish their breakfast without falling asleep.

A little bit of food and the quick nap did the trick...the girls got their second wind and we were off to explore the city. You wouldn't have expected to find this open air mall from the look of the building entrance as it was such a "small" building, but the inside was huge.

A little bit of food and the quick nap did the trick...the girls got their second wind and we were off to explore the city. You wouldn't have expected to find this open air mall from the look of the building entrance as it was such a "small" building, but the inside was huge.