wrote this post about maybe going to Paris this vinter. Well, now it's settled - almost. My husband has a grant paying for him doing research at the Louvre museum, we have found schools who happily accept our children for 6 weeks, and now, we'll just have to find a place to stay.
The schools are at the foot of the Montmartre hill, with the beautiful Sacre-Coeur church. (On the photo: My daughter and I in front of the Sacre-Coeur a couple of years ago.)
I'm now working on finding an apartment for us not too far from the schools, and I really hope it will work out, as living close by Montmartre would be just perfect. The area has cozy streets, winding their way up and down the hill, interesting shops, galleries and lots and lots of cafés and restaurants.
We'll have to learn all about "compact living", as we won't be able to have more than 2 bedrooms between the 6 of us. :-)
If everything works out nicely, I'll study, write and take pictures, and now I'm more and more eager for this to happen.
Paris was my first real home, after leaving my parents, and after living there for more than 5 years, and visiting many, many times, there is a rather big piece of my heart hidden within this beautiful city's streets, gardens and sights. I feel at home there, and I feel free.