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Frustration.

One of the frustrating things when you travel is the darn internet signal.
It's costing an arm and a leg here in Paris… and it's so slow…. it was better in Bayeux and it was free.!!!!!

Oh well, that's the way it goes…

Each day, I have to take care of business first then I can download photos and do the blog.

Yep, business never ends and I must admit, it's been pretty stressful this trip  having supplies shipped o'seas…. it costs a fortune and I'm on edge until they arrive safely.

One more day here in Paris, and I've already got out the tickets and accommodation info for Scotland. OOOOOh I think we're going to go from shorts to woolies I think.

Tomorrow the plan is to seek out the markets selling vintage textiles… I don't know what I'm going to find.

Yesterday I took the most wonderful photos of textiles at Versailles. There was room after room of inspiration….. however, I'll have to wait till Scotland to share them.

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Today, we walked through part of the city. On one bank of the Seine we found 100's of people on a makeshift beach with imported sand, deck chairs and umbrellas. On an island in the middle of the river, under the shadow of Notre Dame scantily clad Parisians made a cement pier their sun catcher.

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A street cafe beside the Louvre was where we ate lunch as we watched a parade of people pass by.

The women's clothes are so interesting and decorative….. I could almost be persuaded to take up fashion design again….

The trend is for loose sheer shirts or tops, layered over a small t/shirt and tights or (for a better word) harem pants…!!!!

The fabrics are wonderful, fine knits, sheer cottons….

We sat in a square overshadowed by the Hotel De ville. the square was once the main site for hangings, burnings and other horrific executions… but today we sat on blue grass and watched a free concert.

The young man next to us wore a skirt over baggy pants, another had purple shoes on with red tassles….!!!!

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interesting

 

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