Thursday, 2 January 2014

Productive Jan 1st

So usually my New Year's Day is a hungover sofa bad food film day. I'm classy and grown up and enjoy a good New Year's Eve night out so it really is the only option. 

Yesterday however was possibly the worlds most productive January first... Ever. As my sister was visiting me and we I had to work some of the time here we inevitably wanted to do something fun on my day off. We started with a little lie in, necessary after sleeping at 4:30am after a long walk home because people on the night bus had a fight!! 

Once were up and ready we went straight to Sacre Couer in Montmarte. My sister likes it up there and hasn't been here for 6 years. We managed the million stairs (just), bustled past tourists and saw the view. It was really lovely. Also needed a stop for coffee and Nutella crepes too. Just to stay warm of course!

After took the urine infested metro, possibly made worse after NYE, to the Eiffel Tower and wandered through the park. I still love looking at it! After we found our way through the throngs of tourists queuing to go up the tower we walked up to the trocadero and then along to the arc de triomphe. Once there we had to do an obligatory selfie as our mum and other sister had whatsapp'd us about watching sound of music. 

After a short walk down the Champs Elysees we decided to go home. We are both getting old and needed a break! 

Later in the evening we had a 3course dinner and wine down my favourite road Rue Mouffetard. This was of course followed by a purchase of more wine. Then we went to watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle at 11pm from the Pantheon in the 5th. It's a really nice view from there. Lots of Christmas lights, the Luxembourg park and 'Parisian' architecture. 

All in all a great start to 2014!

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