Into the closet: folio 1

I was going to say No. 1 but, as you will soon discover, that would have been an unfortunate pun; ditto for No. 2.

We recently renovated one of the rooms in our home. It is the smallest room, known variously in these parts as the toilet, little (boys/girls) room, dunny and, on house plans, W.C., as in Water Closet, not Fields. My American daughter-in-law, Sara, calls it the ‘bathroom’, the name we use for the room with the bath or shower. So, our granddaughter will receive ‘potty’, as distinct from ‘toilet’, training.

I could go on but enough technical talk already!

With a shiny new, ahem, ‘appliance’, new floor tiles and a fresh paint job, we decided that the room was worthy of some decorative elements. After a bit of thinking and discussion, we settled on a rolling series of photos from our travels, mounted and framed by a craftsperson.

We have begun with our visit to France in the northern winter of 2009/10. Here are the seven photos we selected.

Group 1

View from the Eiffel Tower across Trocadero to La Defense

View from the Eiffel Tower across Trocadero to La Defense

Snow falling outside our hotel window, day 5 in Paris

Snow falling outside our hotel window, fifth morning in Paris

The Thinker, under snow, in the garden of Musee Rodin

The Thinker, under snow, in the garden of Musee Rodin

Group 2

Lit up like a Christmas Tree, December 2009

Lit up like a Christmas Tree, December 2009

Supper spoils from a local charcuterie

Supper spoils from a local charcuterie

Group 3

Hilltop town of St Paul de Vence, Cote d'Azur

Hilltop town of St Paul de Vence, Cote d’Azur

Lunch, shucked to order, St Tropez

Lunch, shucked to order, St Tropez

This will be a series of very occasional posts, as we will be in no particular hurry to move on to the next group of photos. We will just savour these until we are replete.

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About rmgtravelsandfood

Maggie and I are both in our mid-60s and live in Melbourne, Australia. This blog is devoted to our shared passions for travel and fine dining at home. As cooks, we are skilful and adventurous within a framework of mainly traditional ingredients and techniques, and we aim to prepare nutritious food that looks good and tastes delicious. Our evolving repertoire is influenced by both our travels and Melbourne's vibrant food culture. While we are young enough, our priority travel destinations are overseas, although we do spend a few weekends each year exploring south-eastern Australia. As travellers, we are most comfortable with a combination of organised and independent touring. Our first overseas journey together was to Italy in the northern autumn of 2008. We later travelled in France (2009), Spain (2011), Singapore and Cambodia (2012/13). All trips from 2014 onwards are documented in this blog.
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