Instead of sending cards at Christmas or Hanukkah, Parisians send best wishes, or meilleurs voeux, for the new year.
The greeting Bonne Année is generally held back until the clock and calendar officially turn over to the 1st of January. However, our dear elderly neighbours, who invited us for a petit apéritif at 5pm on New Year’s Eve, ended our visit with many bises (double kisses) and Bonne Années.
We’ve been blessed with fine weather this week in Paris. The city is beautiful for walking virtually any day of the year but particularly so when the sun shines. We only had a short time to soak it up but feel we made the most of it and couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity.
Tomorrow it’s back to England where a busy new year awaits.
Wishing you all a très bonne année filled with health and happiness.
Cheers and thanks for reading. Next week’s letter will be from Felixstowe.