Personal Life

The Great Outdoors… of Paris?


Hello everyone! I’m actually also sneaking this post on to my An Alien Parisienne Wordpress blog via my Posterous account, someplace I experiment now and again with events and publicity about events in Paris.

I wanted to let you know about an article I have written as a guest over at the AnyTrip blog.

AnyTrip is a London-based, budget-travel, online booking agency, and while I have not yet used their services, I am really impressed with the way they contacted me to be a guest writer for their site, and impressed with what they offer at their site. Many other terrific bloggers and writers have also participated in doing articles for this month’s Love Paris Giveaway. There are four chances this September to win a trip to Paris with AnyTrip’s Love Paris giveaway. For each prize, AnyTrip will set you and a friend up with a two-night stay at a Paris hotel, an activity, and £150/€170 in travel vouchers for the return trip to Paris.

For information on how to enter as well as the terms and conditions, visit the AnyTrip Love Paris post.

You have until September 30 to enter, so hustle on over to the site!

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Back to the Blog and Project: Happily Ever After – a Preview to a Review


Photo taken on December 16, 2010 in the 19th, Ave Jean Jaurès

Yeah, it is supposed to say “Brasserie,” but the “Br” part of the lights wasn’t working. No, this was not Photoshopped. It really appeared this way. When I saw it, I laughed, and HAD to take a photo.

Somehow, it is appropriate for this post. 🙂

Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get back up. Chinese Proverb

I have not failed. I‘ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas Alva Edison

Get back on the horse that bucked you. American Proverb (no link, except this one — how to REALLY get back on a horse that’s bucked you)

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Taking a Wee Break

Life First, Blog Later.

A long-time online friend of mine, Bonii Jo, holds this as a mantra, and it is a wise one to have. January 2011 has brought multiple challenges with it, the least of which is that Paul’s and my motherboard finally had a meltdown in our one, shared computer. I am at his ex-wife’s home right now, typing this, trying to come to terms with the fact that I have already been out of touch via computer for a couple of days, and it is going to be several more before we can either get a new motherboard put in, or get a new tower altogether. It’s been really shitty timing, honestly, but then as the saying goes, “When it rains, it pours.”

I’m feeling like poor flooded Queensland right now (I feel bad writing that. I’m sure those poor people in Oz feel worse than I do and have bigger problems in a lot of ways.  But there has been a personal deluge of things to deal with so far in the New Year, and “flooded” is the best description I can muster for what things feel like right now.)

So, if you have been trying to get in touch with me, or wondered why I have not been by to comment on your blog, or are musing on the fact that you can hear the sound of chirping crickets on this blog, that’s why.

Live long and prosper, and hope to see you back here again very soon.



(an alien parisienne)

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