Sunday, February 3, 2013

A trip to remember.

G'day. Son and I returned from Paris last week. A fabulous time was had by the both of us. Yes, it was cold, one or two days it didn't get above -2 and on one chilly day it was -4. We were hoping to see snow at the Eiffel Tower and it didn't disappoint us. I think it snowed for 3-4 days. A truly wonderful sight to see all this fluffy white stuff. We were concerned that our flight home may have been cancelled. Not that it would have been too hard to have to remain in Paris for an extra day or so, but it would have thrown other plans into chaos.

I was also lucky to meet my blog friend Penny. She had travelled by train from her home in the country side to visit her son for a few days and it was on one of these days that we were able to meet for the first time. Thank you Penny. It was lovely to meet you. I will post the picture of us on my next blog.

Only drama for me was that I got a bout of food poisoning. This was from eating a hamburger patty that wasn't cooked properly. I was in bed for 2 days, with mad dashes for the toilet to vomit and had the worst diarrhea that I can remember. But, not to be outdone, we two intrepid Aussie, made the most of our time in this beautiful city and we saw as much of it as we possibly could. I would not hesitate to go back again at this time of the year. I know not everyone would like the cold, but we just loved it. Reports from back home here in Australia were of 39-40 degree days. We didn't miss that, believe me.

Had some bad news when we returned. My son's partner has a brain tumour. This result from an MRI scan came through the day after we left for Paris and not wanting to ruin our holiday and knowing that we would turn around and get the next flight back home, we were not told. The family were sworn to secrecy.  The MRI was to find out why a severely  tender nose was giving problems, so tender in fact that even a hair falling on it would cause terrible shooting pains up into the head. The neurosurgeon thinks that the tumour has been growing for a number of years and the good news is, he doesn't think it's malignant. They can tell this by the colour of the tumour on the scan. So lets hope he is right. Hearing will be completely lost in the left ear, but that is a small price to pay. We are waiting now to hear on the surgery date, this depends when the neurosurgeon and the ear, nose and throat surgeon can  organize their roster, as the two of them will work together on removing this nasty growth.

I have been having some trouble with this, you beaut, relativity new laptop of mine. I have somehow managed to get a lot of plugins and other nasties that I don't want. I wrote this blog earlier today, but when I previewed it, there were all sorts of links added and I had no clue whatsoever as of how to get rid of them. So, I have spent the last few hours, yes hours, going through the computer in hope of finding what the problem was. Finally went to the control panel  (again) and had a real good look through that and found the problem hiding there. Voila, at the click of a button, problem has disappeared. I hope !!! All my best laid plans for my last day at home (I go back to work tomorrow) have gone out the window, so to speak. It's now 2.32 pm and I am off to the supermarket for some green vegies for tea tonight. Something that I had planned to do this morning. Oh well, if that's all I have to worry about, I have it pretty lucky, don't I?

Take care. Liz...


  1. I am so glad you made some wonderful memories with your son excluding the bug. I pray your sons partner has a positive outcome Liz.
    Michelle x

  2. glad you had a wonderful time away...fingers crossed that everything goes right for your son's partner...

  3. Worrying news about your son's partner. Sounds like it will turn out OK. I just love Paris. It would have been nice with the snow . Sounds like you had a great time.

  4. So glad you loved Paris, it is a wonderful city with so much to see.
    Sadly the French always cook beef on the very rare side. We never ate any sort of hamburgers whilst living there. Hope you are recovered now.

  5. Oh I am glad you're home- I missed you and have been impatient for photos of Paris! Hope there will be more. Such worrying news to come home to. I do pray that her path will be straight and smoot x