Today is the start of the October Doodlewash Adventure, The Simple Things, and though today’s prompt was homemade cookies, I didn’t have any of those today. Instead, we went to visit Philippe’s brother, Charles, and his partner, Audrey, at their home in the Paris suburbs for a fabulous lunch of homemade crêpes. The fun part was that we had a crêpe maker in the center of the table where we could each prepare our own, one by one, and choose what delicious ingredients we wanted inside. Starting with savory flavors, we had cheese and ham or salmon and then moved on to my favorite part of any meal – dessert! Though there were many options, including Nutella®, but there was also whipped cream which I can never resist. So, I opted to have that along with some raspberries and it was the perfect end to an amazing meal.
Though my comprehension of French is improving here, I still can’t really speak much of it at all. I feel a bit stupid, but in my defense, even French people will admit it’s a rather difficult language to master. I’ll definitely have to work on that before we return next year, but in the meantime, I’m still having a perfectly fantastic time. Since food is my favorite thing to doodlewash, it’s really the perfect place to visit. I’m hoping to get even more walking in during the coming days so I can continue to sample all of the food I can without regrets. By regrets, I mean not fitting in the new clothes I bought here, but so far everything seems to be fine. There are just so many wonderful delicacies to sample here and it’s amazing to be in a country that treats food like an art form.
Last time I was here, I was rushing to tourist spots to see everything I could and this time, I’m simply relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends. Time is moving slowly this way, and I don’t feel rushed or stressed. I find some time to sketch and paint when I can and each day is still a fun new adventure. Even though we’re an ocean away from our house in Kansas City, we still get to live like we always do. Taking each day one moment at a time and enjoying the simple things that make us happy. Those little things you’d miss if they were gone, but can often take for granted. Like a fun afternoon where you simply have to choose what to put on your next crêpe. I leave the decision of what to put on yours up to you, but for me, there’s really nothing better than delicious raspberries and a little touch of whipped cream.
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