Letter from Paris: Bonne Année and Happy 2015

New Year's Day 2015, Paris

New Year’s Day 2015, Paris

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.

The wheel of time keeps turning, as does la Grand Roue at Place de la Concorde, Paris

The wheel of time keeps turning, as does la Grand Roue at Place de la Concorde, Paris

Cheers and thanks for reading. Next week’s letter will be from Felixstowe.