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Walking Over Haddon in The Peak District

I confess I'm a fair weather walker, which means I often want to walk on our holidays, but whether we go is always dependent on the weather. I have a Goretex jacket but it's like a talisman. I own it, but I don't want to wear it and I hope vainly that just by having spent so much on it an schlepping it with me that it's going to ward off the rain! As you can see my travel planning involves a good deal of "magical thinking!" In California our cultural exuberance (paired with low standards) means we shamelessly call anything a "hike"  - as if we've scaled Everest in an afternoon. Here in England I'm not sure I even qualify as a "walker" because that denotes a level of seriousness I've failed at previously. Minimally it means you're wearing boots  and have an Ordnance Survey map (and possibly a compass) in your back pocket. I guess I'm more of stroller to be honest and I've blogged about my strolls all over the world; m…

Happy Easter in Chocolate from Paris!

It's Easter week and the new bells have rung out at Notre Dame in celebration of its 850 year history. The chocolate shops are full of Easter displays and I thought I would share a few. here's one from Mussy Chocolate at the end of our street, is that a Roman viaduct in the background below?

I must admit my favorite Easter chocolate is the humble Cadbury's Creme Egg, but even to admit it seems like  sacrilege when measured against these treats. However, I think the bunnies below look a little scary, are they cross eyed?!!
 This is the perfume shop window across from our apartment. At first I thought they were Easter eggs but in fact they are carved wooden balls made of cedar to perfume your wardrobe, that's the way to get into the easter spirit without piling on the pounds!

P.S. Today I was out and saw this Easter egg which I had to include even after the fact. Who could resist the new Pope in chocolate after all the deprivation of Lent?


ahosein said…
*fingers crossed* please let them bring me the chocolate pope egg. please let them bring me the chocolate pope egg, please let them....
I'm running out to get it for you right now!
Rosa Corbet said…
Wow, what beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing the info -- I've never seen eggs like that!
Rosa, so glad you liked the pictures and thanks for your kind comment!