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  1. L-Izzle

    Daaaaamn, I hate when pretty things disappoint (cakes, book covers, people).

    In other news, if you absolutely MUST go to a hospital, it might as well be such a handsome one as that!

  2. L-Engineer

    OK, what’s a Monoprix?

    Your train breakdown reminds me of a bus break-down I was once part of, which saw us all spend hours and hours in a little village, Rhems on the Rhein, I think it was. There was a wedding which took place while we were there, and it was just amazing. So, good things can, of bad things, come!

  3. Li

    I am glad you are doing a little better on the toe front and you won’t have to cut your journey short… 🙂

    I have now purchased 1000 bars (give or take 995) of Lindt 99% chocolate bars for you, so they will, no doubt, be awaiting eagerly for your return. I can even throw in a Lindt plastic bag for free!

  4. Louise

    Wow, the Lenotre cake looked fabulous, such a crying shame to be disappointing. Although I wouldn’t be tempted by the peanut/chocolate combination which is abhorrent even if the French do it. Actually it isn’t a classic French combination is it? Maybe they think the tourists will be happy with any old chocolate/peanut thing if they are happy to eat such stuff….. Did you buy anything else from Lenotre? How was that? Can’t wait for the rest of the virtual Paris touring. Did you have a dog sitting waiting for crumbs that you dropped? Everytime we ate in a public space a dog would appear as if from nowhere to try to stare us down (Good Luck), eventually we started photographing the dogs.

  5. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    Hehe Hannah you’re a girl after my own heart! What better than to fix all ails and ills than a delectable cake or pastry? Seriously, why don’t doctors prescribe them? Perhaps they do in Hannah world! 😛

  6. Simply Life

    Oh no, it definitely looks incredible! I have a feeling Paris will win you over soon enough 🙂

  7. croquecamille

    Boo to lame, stale peanuts! Yay to things looking up afterwards!

  8. Hannah

    L-Izzle: Except I only got to go to the emergency room and treatment clinic to the right of this photo… and let me tell you, the emergency area was pretty darn cruddy.

    L-Engineer: A supermarket, of course! 🙂 Wow, I wish we’d got a wedding! All I got to see was grey weather and grey houses…

    Li: Fingers crossed! (Please don’t jinx me :P) And squee!! You shoudn’t have! 5?! Excited!

    Louise: That was all I got from Lenotre – Parisian treats are certainly not cheap! And I’m so in love with the dogs that are everywhere – I’ve taken many photos already! Although I haven’t had any hang around me – I’m mostly seeing well-kept dogs on leashes.

    Lorraine: Maybe I should do a “Jamie’s School Dinners” spin-off called “Hannah’s Hospital”, where I change all post-surgery food to cakes, macarons, and [good quality] ice cream?

    Simply Life: It had by the second day!

    Camille: You know what helps things look up? Trips to Blé Sucré with my favourite Parisian local in the whole wide world 😉

  9. Kath Lockett

    Oh! After your lengthy travel odyssey I was hoping that the beauty of the Lenotre cake would make up for.

    Ah well, good thing you’re still travelling and still able to find more treasures….

    Is the foot OK now?

  10. Hannah

    Kath: So was I! Thankfully, there have been many tastes since then that have made me honest-to-goodness squeak out loud. Thanks for asking after my foot – it’s very much up and down, and a little bit down today, which means I’m either going to see a movie or just sit in a park tomorrow. I feel awful not sightseeing, but if I want to make it to/through Florence, I have to be sensible and sacrifice some adventures!

  11. Amber Shea (Almost Vegan)

    What a disappointment! Ah, well, can’t win them all. I had a nasty custard pie in Bordeaux, so I can relate.

  12. Hannah

    Amber: It’s such a devastating experience, isn’t it? Sigh.

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